Military Support to Civil Authorities: 'Navy Roles and Responsibilities in Domestic Support Operations' [open pdf - 365KB]
This Naval War College Point Paper was prepared in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The Naval War College commissioned more than thirty papers addressing strategy and policy, operational concepts, and national security decision making related to the terror war. These papers were intended as contributions to U.S. national security policy deliberations, and to assist the U.S. Navy as it planned its response to future terrorist threats. The purpose of this Point Paper was "to examine the policies, programs and procedures which govern the employment of United States Navy capabilities as part [of] the Department of Defense provision of support to civil governments and organizations, primarily under the guidance of the Stafford Act."
Naval War College Newport Paper No. 66
Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
Newport Papers [electronic resource]: National Security Strategy After 9/11/01, p.144-151