Homeland Defense Specific Recommendations   [open pdf - 63KB]

Alternate Title: Recommendations by the National Defense Panel

This document provides specific recommendations by the National Defense Panel (NDP) regarding the following areas: Homeland Defense, Regional Security, Projecting Military Power, Space Operations, Information Operations, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Near-Term Implications, Strategic Forces, Reserve Components, A Broad National Security Approach, Institutionalizing Change, Transforming the Unified Command Plan, Transforming the Industrial Base, and Transforming Infrastructure. The NDP recommendations in the area of Homeland Defense, for example, include the following: develop integrated active and passive defense measures against the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), develop and retain the option to deploy a missile defense system capable of defeating limited attacks, incorporate all levels of government into managing the consequences of a WMD-type attack, prepare reserve components to support consequence management activities, support the recommendations of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, and use Department of Defense assets to advise, and assist law enforcement in combating terrorist activities.

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