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--2008 SEP 18
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Homeland Security and the Presidential Race


As the country marks the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an historic presidential race is rounding the final stretch. Was the issue of homeland security given the attention it deserved by Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain in their battle for the White House? “No,” says Prof. Joseph King. “I don’t think either candidate has addressed it other than in vague generalities.” Prof. King notes that neither campaign has discussed domestic security, including the candidates’ future plans for the Department of Homeland Security, in any detail: “There is a lack of specificity in both camps.”

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