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Enhancing International Collaboration for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

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Publication Date: October 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Richard Weitz

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)
Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: Homeland defense; counterterrorism; international cooperation; International Assistance Program

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The United States stands to reap enormous security benefits from improved security abroad. By establishing multinational homeland defense education and training initiatives and mobile training teams similar to the Defense Department's IMET program, the DHS could significantly enhance foreign national homeland security expertise and performance while establishing critical relationships with foreign governments and civilian personnel.