Finalist Essays from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Sixth Annual Essay Competition, 2013 [open pdf - 229KB]
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) essay contest, now in its sixth year, is aimed at stimulating original thought on issues in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. CHDS launched the contest in 2008 to provide people from around the country the opportunity to express their opinions on homeland security issues and to suggest new ideas. The variety of the essay topics submitted, as well as the backgrounds of the authors, highlights the vast scope of the impact that homeland security policies, programs, and challenges have on our communities and professions. This year's contestants were asked to answer the following question: "What is a dangerous idea you have about homeland security, and why is it dangerous?" This compilation includes the winning essay on a dangerous idea for homeland security by Jeff Dunne as well as the finalist essay, "Homeland Security: Trusting the Public" by Erik Archibald.
Center for Homeland Defense and Security: https://www.chds.us/