Mr. Dunlap examines budget matters concerning domestic security and civil liberties in this report. The report discusses the amount of money spent on anti-terrorism programs when the threats are unknown and non-specific. The data used was the latest available, 1993-1998. Mr. Dunlap poses that the threat of terrorism cannot be combated by the US government or the armed forces, but it should be taken up by the law enforcement personnel of the US because the problem rests with the civilian population (law enforcement agencies, courts, etc.). He also notes that the failing educational system, economics, and social unrest in the nation cause problems for national security yet those problems do not fall to the armed forces to defend or repair. It is also argued that for the US government to accomplish anything, the job must be surrendered to the US armed forces that way it is perceived as a threat and garners more interest by the general population.
Papers from the Conference on Homeland Protection, October 2000, p.209-227