ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: The New Role for Defense   [open pdf - 397KB]

"Evolving national strategy for homeland security requires that DOD consider the employment of military forces in ways previously considered outside the scope of operations. As President George W. Bush has said, 'To win this war, we have to think differently.' Homeland security should not be viewed as exclusively or even primarily a military task. Securing the 'domestic battlespace'-- a highly complex environment--requires Federal departments and agencies, state and local governments, the private sector, and individual citizens to perform many strategic, operational, and tactical level tasks in an integrated fashion. These actions must be synchronized with others that are being taken on the international front to prosecute the war against global terrorism. The challenges and demands associated with this undertaking are immense. Success will depend largely upon the Nation's ability to achieve unity of effort at all levels of government."

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Strategic Forum No.189
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2002-02
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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