>Please note that I said national security, not imperial security.
>The number one stategic aim of any sovereign state's armed forces is
>defense of the, er, homeland. The fact that we have now created a
>*new* cabinent-level post to do the job that the secretary of
>defense was already supposed to be doing is ludicrous.
We hadn't had an attack on the homeland in 60 years - on the northern mainland since like forever. Isn't that a pretty long string?