Project on National Security Reform Applauds President Obama’s Reorganization for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

May 28, 2009 in News by admin

WASHINGTON– PNSR hails President Obama’s decision to integrate fully the White House staff supporting national security and homeland security. This move, which closely parallels recommendations in PNSR’s landmark report, Forging a New Shield, eliminates an artificial division of the White House staff who deal with overlapping issues of national and homeland security.

The president’s new policies particularly align with PNSR’s perspective that the current national system is imbalanced and inefficient. “These decisions reflect the fundamental truth that the challenges of the 21st Century are increasingly unconventional and transnational, and they demand a response that effectively integrates all aspects of American power,” said the statement by the president.

PNSR is especially enthused to see President Obama address the artificial division of homeland security and national security. The president’s order calls for the full integration of White House Staff supporting national security and homeland security.

PNSR Executive Director Jim Locher is available to journalists for interview or comment on President Obama’s changes to the White House. He is also a frequent public speaker on the subject of national security. Please see contact information above.