"A secure homeland is the nation's first priority and is fundamental to the successful execution of its military strategy. The U.S. military will continue to play a vital role in securing the homeland through military missions overseas and by executing homeland defense and civil support missions, and supporting emergency preparedness planning activities. However, it is critical to understand the distinction between the role DOD plays with respect to national security and the role of DHS as lead federal agency (LFA) for Homeland Security (HLS), as defined in the National Strategy for Homeland Security. With this paradigm in mind, this article describes the approach approved in the DODHLS Joint Operating Concept (HLS JOC) that describes how DOD intends to perform its responsibilities associated with securing the homeland, to include homeland defense and civil support missions, and supporting emergency preparedness planning activities."
2006 by the authors
Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/hsa/
Homeland Security Affairs (2006), v.2 no.1, article 2