"Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge reminds us of the dangers of complacency and that 'ten years is enough time to know that in the next ten years, the fight will still be with us.' He also reminds us that as new threats surface our tools, policies and security strategies must continue to evolve. 'Because after taking fifty years to win the Cold War, while we emerged as the lone superpower, we were also left with a stockpile of weapons, tactics, and diplomatic relationships that were of little utility in the new security environment.'"
2011 Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
Homeland Security Affairs (September 2011), v.7 no.2