Maritime Critical Infrastructure Protection: Multi-Agency Command and Control in an Asymmetric Environment [open pdf - 138KB]
"As a maritime nation, the United States is economically and strategically reliant on its ports, a fact well known to our potential enemies in the Global War on Terror. A successful attack against maritime critical infrastructure in our ports has the potential to cause major economic disruption and create mass casualties and conflagration. The United States has faced military threats in its littoral before, and lessons from the past offer value in determining how to defend ports in the modern era. But these lessons must be considered in light of the new asymmetric terrorist threat. By examining lessons from the past and considering current maritime multi-agency capabilities, a logical command and control solution can be devised to effectively fuse agency efforts in tactical defense of maritime critical infrastructure."
2005 by the authors
Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/hsa/
Homeland Security Affairs (2005), v.1 no.2, article 3