smaller incidents were not generally made known or publicized outside a small circle of
policy, intelligence and law-enforcement officials so the general American public was able to
ignore the problem “(1995, p.11). A public that is aware of the threat against them is more likley to support the measures that are effective agansit those threats..
The intersection of growth complex and interorganizational conflict comes into play here, and even translates into the local level. I was at a seminar at the Orlando ACJS meeting, Broadening Focus on Terrorism: The Role of Finance, Economics, and Organized Crime, and I asked the presenter Gen. Wilson (who had also been Chief of Police for Detroit) about the efficiency of local fusion centers. He responded that the effectiveness of these centers was less than desired; I won't state that the term "pissing contest" came into use ;)
Difference markers like race are obvious, but groups balkanize on all types of social differences from politics to music. (i.e. "greasers vs soc's" in the book we had to read in HS...outlander? outsider? not outrigger)
A certain percentage of people will be extremist in their tribal identification; the DOJ and FBI has slapped the Klan around 4 times (1870's, 1920's, 1960's, 1980's) bu they keep on popping up.
It's like terror or crime, not a problem you solve, but that a problem you manage by playing whack-a-mole once they have moved to a subversive or violent mode.
Nando argues that "National security depends also on soft power, the ability of a country to generate and use its economic power and to project its national values" (2011, summary). Allowing other countries to influence the energy sector of our economy weakens our ability to protect ourselves.
Nando, D. (2011). Economics and national security: Issues and implications for U.S. policy. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved April 23, 2015 from http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41589.pdf