Homeland Security

Hitting the wall

With the presidential campaign in full swing, few issues are generating more attention than immigration reform.  In particular, on the Republican side, much is heard about the need for border security.  Donald Trump began his rise to...

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Stop border patrol from looting deportees

“At least they should have left us with an ID,” said Javier*, his eyes filled with fear. Stranded nearly 2,000 miles from home, he had been robbed of his money, passport and cell phone. Who stole his belongings? The U.S. government.

Imagine...

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Veterans: A business asset

As Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, we partnered during the hardest days of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now we are working together again in another cause important to our country: assuring returning veterans...

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Separating myth from fact at the VA

Hardly a day goes by without another headline about problems in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system and the veterans suffering as a result. But in recent weeks, a number of politicians and journalists have...

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