Unconventional Operational Concepts and the Homeland   [open pdf - 4MB]

"This report on unconventional operational concepts and the homeland was prepared as part of the Defense Science Board 2007 Summer Study on Challenges to Military Operations in Support of National Interests. The summer study recognized that asymmetric tools of war in the hands of potential adversaries may well be employed using non-traditional concepts of operation. Moreover, the battlefield may no longer be limited to regions afar, but may include the U.S. homeland. The United States could well confront the possibility of going to war abroad int he face of significant devastation in the homeland-dividing forces between homeland catastrophe relief operations and combat abroad, or even facing the possibility that deploy and supply of U.S. military forces could be delayed and disrupted." The report is divided into four chapters addressing homeland defense, DOD roles and responsibilities, assurance of deployment and supply, and building one national homeland defense team that encompasses all levels of government and the private sector. Appendices contain relevant legislation and directives for DOD in homeland security and defense and selected excerpts from the "Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support."

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