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Fact Sheet for Department of Homeland Security

Country: United States
Observations: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attack and responding to natural disasters. The department was created from 22 existing federal agencies in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect America within its borders. Its goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.
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