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house Bill H.R. 3875

Creating a DHS Office to Focus on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats

Argument in favor

It makes sense for the Dept. of Homeland Security to consolidate offices covering Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives threats into one office.

Bill's Opinion
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03/01/2016
If this issue were considered in the private business sector, the choice of consolidation would be obvious. Efficiency and improved outcomes are obvious benefits to this consolidation, and considering the relatively low cost of execution, the consolidation should be passed. Let's not forget that disjointed and disconnected non-centralized government agencies were a key finding of the 9/11 commission report...
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Aidan-WC's Opinion
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07/30/2016
Creating a separate portion in the internal atmosphere of the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) would conduct more narrative prospectives of what current threats our nations national security may be facing and what future obligations could our Central Intelligence Agency and other federal agencies relevant to ensuring our national security and responsible for FUTHER abundance of knowledge of our radioactive technologies/nuclear technologies as well. A specific office to readily prioritize the manner of confronting and implementing authorizations to diffuse these threats would exemplify the United States Internal Governmental intelligence as being extremely vehement in investing in every form of possible procedure to stabilize our nations broad security and KEEP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE! (((Which is their due diligence that they took oath to))). Furthermore, the United States federal government must invest in any form of necessary procedure to abolish current and future nuclear threats that may possibly arise. THE THREATS ARE EVIDENT! AND THERE IS A PLETHORA OF THEM! Please: See for yourself Source- http://www.nti.org/learn/nuclear/ This source is most certainly reliable especially originating from The Nuclear Threat Initiative! Additionally, this source may provide with some urgent knowledge: http://www.nti.org/learn/countries/united-states/ Lastly: The descriptive source of http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-5-most-dangerous-nuclear-threats-no-one-talking-about-12160?page=1 - quotes As Lieber and Press put it, “the revolution in accuracy permits planners to target an enemy’s hardened nuclear sites using low-yield weapons, set to detonate as airbursts, thereby vastly reducing fallout and collateral damage" and A non-nuclear world war today could therefore be expected to kill AT LEAST 210 million people (precision-guided munitions and greater urbanization would likely make a non-nuclear war today much more lethal than WWII, although advances in medicine would partially offset this). So in other words in my analysis from what I have gathered make strong justifications that the both the militarization threats that currently fave us by middle eastern countries and superpowers you hear about everyday (China and Russia) seems to have some questionable unnecessary innovations when it comes to nuclear artillery THAT IS NOT INNOCUOUS! Now I can go on with explicit justifications to refute the claim that United States is in clear light and not facing threats. I WANT TO INCORPORATE THE MORE GENERAL PERSPECTIVE OF THIS MANNER. Threats may seem innocuous to you. Nations scattered across the globe are evidently developing innovative nuclear artillery that exemplifies advanced militarization that seems to be harshly ignored by Washington! Threats face is every day and if the federal government were to implement an extra office to enhance our capabilities to immediately confronts these threats faced by jihadist and superpowers then it should be a swift pass by the next commander in chief elected in office due to the valid analysis and justifications I have incorporated above. We citizens may not comprehend of what's truly occurring inside Washington and the department of homeland security. Who knows? Is it a bureaucratic Soup that ignores the threats that jeopardize our national security today and pass bluffing proposals that keep themselves in gain or do we have a system in which we have responsible souls taking the imitative to confront these imperative threats and invest in matters to prioritize national security possibly for the sake of human kind!! The new administration in November must take distinct confrontations towards the nation of North Korea specifically Pyongyang habitual manufacturing of nuclear weapons frightening NATO TO POSSIBLY IMPLEMENT MILITARY SANCTIONS BY UNITING WITH OUR ALLIES TODAY! Hear me out I can just go on and on about this manner but I highly persuade you to witness these reliable links for yourself to retain the authentic threats that face Us. From the untied states not implementing policies to diminish China's offensive force to diffuse threats! Thank you for your time.
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John's Opinion
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12/15/2015
Wait until we have a new president that really cares about this country. A by partisan plan should be formulated and the existing agencies that are currently not functioning properly should be either eliminated or consolidated as one entity, may mean the elimination of positions who are entrenched in the system who tend to think its business as usual. Need new blood and energy in order to take on the challenge.
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Argument opposed

Reorganizing several offices into one won’t necessarily improve communication and information sharing within the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Alis's Opinion
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12/10/2015
If it all exists within DHS already, then this is a waste of tax money & an undue burden on the people who need to to focus on their jobs--not on creating a new bureaucratic structure which would make no difference. We have to stop making decisions based on fear & paranoia. We have systems & people who keep us as safe as we can expect to be. Acting like there are threats that we can beat to death with $$$ every time we have a twinge of fear does NOT keep us safer. It makes us hand wringing idiots!
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Chief's Opinion
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12/11/2015
DHS isn't effectively executing the current missions assigned. It doesn't make sense to expand their scope and further strain their limited resources and capabilities. There are other organizations in the govt and military that are already accomplishing these efforts.
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AndrewGVN's Opinion
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12/09/2015
There is already a foundation plan to deal with these potential threats, a new office isn't needed.
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    If it all exists within DHS already, then this is a waste of tax money & an undue burden on the people who need to to focus on their jobs--not on creating a new bureaucratic structure which would make no difference. We have to stop making decisions based on fear & paranoia. We have systems & people who keep us as safe as we can expect to be. Acting like there are threats that we can beat to death with $$$ every time we have a twinge of fear does NOT keep us safer. It makes us hand wringing idiots!
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    DHS isn't effectively executing the current missions assigned. It doesn't make sense to expand their scope and further strain their limited resources and capabilities. There are other organizations in the govt and military that are already accomplishing these efforts.
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    If this issue were considered in the private business sector, the choice of consolidation would be obvious. Efficiency and improved outcomes are obvious benefits to this consolidation, and considering the relatively low cost of execution, the consolidation should be passed. Let's not forget that disjointed and disconnected non-centralized government agencies were a key finding of the 9/11 commission report...
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    There is already a foundation plan to deal with these potential threats, a new office isn't needed.
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    Couldnt this go into the Department of Defense? The whole DHS can be wrapped into the FBI, CIA, DOD and the NSA respectively.
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    Creating a separate portion in the internal atmosphere of the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) would conduct more narrative prospectives of what current threats our nations national security may be facing and what future obligations could our Central Intelligence Agency and other federal agencies relevant to ensuring our national security and responsible for FUTHER abundance of knowledge of our radioactive technologies/nuclear technologies as well. A specific office to readily prioritize the manner of confronting and implementing authorizations to diffuse these threats would exemplify the United States Internal Governmental intelligence as being extremely vehement in investing in every form of possible procedure to stabilize our nations broad security and KEEP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE! (((Which is their due diligence that they took oath to))). Furthermore, the United States federal government must invest in any form of necessary procedure to abolish current and future nuclear threats that may possibly arise. THE THREATS ARE EVIDENT! AND THERE IS A PLETHORA OF THEM! Please: See for yourself Source- http://www.nti.org/learn/nuclear/ This source is most certainly reliable especially originating from The Nuclear Threat Initiative! Additionally, this source may provide with some urgent knowledge: http://www.nti.org/learn/countries/united-states/ Lastly: The descriptive source of http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-5-most-dangerous-nuclear-threats-no-one-talking-about-12160?page=1 - quotes As Lieber and Press put it, “the revolution in accuracy permits planners to target an enemy’s hardened nuclear sites using low-yield weapons, set to detonate as airbursts, thereby vastly reducing fallout and collateral damage" and A non-nuclear world war today could therefore be expected to kill AT LEAST 210 million people (precision-guided munitions and greater urbanization would likely make a non-nuclear war today much more lethal than WWII, although advances in medicine would partially offset this). So in other words in my analysis from what I have gathered make strong justifications that the both the militarization threats that currently fave us by middle eastern countries and superpowers you hear about everyday (China and Russia) seems to have some questionable unnecessary innovations when it comes to nuclear artillery THAT IS NOT INNOCUOUS! Now I can go on with explicit justifications to refute the claim that United States is in clear light and not facing threats. I WANT TO INCORPORATE THE MORE GENERAL PERSPECTIVE OF THIS MANNER. Threats may seem innocuous to you. Nations scattered across the globe are evidently developing innovative nuclear artillery that exemplifies advanced militarization that seems to be harshly ignored by Washington! Threats face is every day and if the federal government were to implement an extra office to enhance our capabilities to immediately confronts these threats faced by jihadist and superpowers then it should be a swift pass by the next commander in chief elected in office due to the valid analysis and justifications I have incorporated above. We citizens may not comprehend of what's truly occurring inside Washington and the department of homeland security. Who knows? Is it a bureaucratic Soup that ignores the threats that jeopardize our national security today and pass bluffing proposals that keep themselves in gain or do we have a system in which we have responsible souls taking the imitative to confront these imperative threats and invest in matters to prioritize national security possibly for the sake of human kind!! The new administration in November must take distinct confrontations towards the nation of North Korea specifically Pyongyang habitual manufacturing of nuclear weapons frightening NATO TO POSSIBLY IMPLEMENT MILITARY SANCTIONS BY UNITING WITH OUR ALLIES TODAY! Hear me out I can just go on and on about this manner but I highly persuade you to witness these reliable links for yourself to retain the authentic threats that face Us. From the untied states not implementing policies to diminish China's offensive force to diffuse threats! Thank you for your time.
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    The DHS had been a huge failure. Bush even admitted he shouldn't have created it. All that was needed was to create a single point where all Intel was shared between agencies. You know, like a director of national intelligence, a DNI. Oh, we already have one? Good, dismantle the gestapo and send its workers to states that want or need them. Send DHS agents to Quantico for FBI training, where they belonged in the first place. It's a win-win...one less cabinet bureaucracy and huge budget relief for the taxpayers.
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    Wait until we have a new president that really cares about this country. A by partisan plan should be formulated and the existing agencies that are currently not functioning properly should be either eliminated or consolidated as one entity, may mean the elimination of positions who are entrenched in the system who tend to think its business as usual. Need new blood and energy in order to take on the challenge.
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    No! DHS is at best a bungling bureaucratic nightmare. Adding another function to this incompetent mess does not make sense. They can't organize the TSA into something that can catch more than 5% of guns and explosives that come into an airport. They can't check visa applications of terrorists effectively. Why should we believe that can handle another complex function?
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    Yes, but not with the Islamic terrorists currently in the DHS's administrative positions. Wait until a new administration takes power, then replace the Director of the FBI with someone that will actually honor their commitment to protect us from all enemies, foreign & domestic.
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    I'm torn between demanding more from a government that can't even work among themselves. We need everyone to come together when it comes to our protection against terror. The terrorists win when this country can't talk and plan amongst themselves. We all need to become one. That is the only way we can defeat terror.
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    These yay-hoo's don't need anymore departments, divisions, or sections, except maybe one to review their 72 employees on the NO FLY LIST!! Check with the DOD, I am pretty certain they have procedures for NBC training and protection. Stop re-inventing the wheel and spending money!
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    You mean the don't already have that department?
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    Im certain the DHS considers these threats un their day to day job, creating a department within a department is the kind of dysfunctional thinking congress engages in. And part of why they do nothing now. Keep the knee jerk reactions and the crazy over to yourselves. And just let them do their job.
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    They can't do what they are charged with now, get rid of the department
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    If that's not part of what the DHS is already doing, then they're not doing their job! Jeh Johnson and the rest of the Obama Administration need to quit worrying about protecting Muslims and start acting like THE REST OF US MATTER as well!
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    They have enough offices and departments. If they can't do their jobs with what they have to work with maybe they need new leadership
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    we have enough offices to manage.
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    I'm not convinced that "type of weapon" is a meaningful way to consider threats to public safety. If this office was to be clearly mandated to harden infrastructure defence I would be likely to support.
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    Why aren't these people freely sharing their Intel right now? Can't see why putting them under the same title compensates for bad management. The DHS has a mandate to operate efficiently and effectively to protect US CITIZENS. That is their sole job.
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