From 1789 to 1949 the United States had a Department of War. In 1949 the department was dissolved, the Navy was brought into a unified command structure with the Army and Air Force, and the Department of Defense was formed. 1949 was also the year in which George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four was published.
I think it would be beneficial to return the DoD to the old name: Department of War.
I’m at a loss to come up with a name for the Department of Homeland Security that would describe what it really does. Department of Security Theatrics?
I’m taking nominations for a renaming of the DHS.