"Following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 the United States placed renewed emphasis upon defense of the homeland making it the President's number one priority. Under the Department of Defense U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHOOM) was created to provide command and control over homeland defense operations. As a subordinate headquarters under USNORTHOOM Joint Task Force Six (JTF-6) provides Department of Defense counterdrug support to federal regional state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the continental United States. When directed JTF-6 will provide support to domestic agencies to combat terrorism. Since 1989, Joint Task Force Six (JTF-6) has fought the nation's War on Drugs in support of domestic law enforcement agencies. How can JTF-6 best be used to fight the War on Terror? The mission and functions of Joint Task Force six is the focus of this paper. These areas will be analyzed for application in homeland security operations with a recommendation on its role in fighting terror within the homeland."
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