This week you learned that, although homeland security is a relatively new term, the U.S. has faced a variety of existential threats to its domestic safety and security over the past 250-plus years.
Please answer the following three-part discussion question in no more than three paragraphs:
Briefly describe an incident from American history that, if it occurred today, would fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies.
Specify the government functions (e.g. disaster management, migration, etc.) that were impacted and identify which government agencies provided a response to the event at the time of its occurrence.
Finally, name the DHS components that would be involved in the present day.