Giving States and Localities a Voice in Washington
When it comes to the fight against terrorism, the tip of the spear is America’s local government and law enforcement community. Yet the current national security apparatus gives states and localities limited opportunities to influence policy decisions. State and local entities should be equal partners with the federal government in all aspects of our domestic national security apparatus, especially in policy development and execution. Three state and local representatives should be added to the National Security Council process, giving state and local entities permanent seats at the table in Washington, DC.