Obama Administration Slashed Domestic Bomb Prevention Budget by 45 %

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Barack Obama’s administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal.

Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.

Little is known about what role OBP actually plays in attempting to prevent bombings at public events that could be considered target-rich environments
Patrick Starke has headed the office since August 2012. He has lengthy security management experience with a defense contractor, in the Navy, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer.
On February 26 the Obama White House issued a lengthy National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices. Obama wrote in an introduction to that document that ‘we have no greater responsibility than providing for the safety and security for [sic] our citizens, allies, and partners … The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) threatens these interests by killing, injuring, and intimidating citizens and political leaders around the world.’
‘We must not become complacent,’ he wrote.
The policy document included statements about ‘enhancing our focus on protecting American lives’ and ‘screening, detecting, and protecting our people, facilities, transportation systems, [and] critical infrastructure.’
Obama’s effort followed President George W. Bush’s 2007 Homeland Security Presidential Directive-19, which established a national policy on ‘the prevention and detection of, protection against, and response to terrorist use of explosives (and IEDs) in the United States.’

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  • Log Man

    Not surprising.

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  • Kirk

    We’re broke so guessing we should be cutting all spending by 45%! We’ve went from the greatest nation to the greatest debtor nation. Certainly not the nation the greatest generation laid down their lives to preserve!

  • marineh2ominer

    He knows what is important and what is not important , NOT !!


  • The islamist-in-chief doesn’t want to hinder his brothers and sisters for allah, that would be a sin to them and he is not a offender of his god. The illegal-president-from Kenya, is living like king of the world do to the un-informed idiots who stole his election.

  • Chris

    Since Obama’s budgeting (or lack thereof) may be responsible for the Boston bombings maybe we need to have a balanced discussion about a common sense approach to preventing future tragedies by banning Obama.