The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Thomas Jefferson, 1796
We often hear this saying in connection with national security issues, particularly external threats. Within the last decade, the United States has experienced the attacks of September 11, 2001; a variety of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods; a major recession; and a crisis of confidence in government. These events challenge each of us as individuals and as a nation.
These events also have taught us th