ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: Under Organized and Over Involved   [open pdf - 52KB]

This is a pre-9/11 paper about Homeland Defense. "Homeland Defense is the latest hot topic making the rounds within the Beltway. Articles are being written, committees formed, and think tanks are being engaged to express thoughts, commentary, and perhaps just to make noise about homeland defense. The buzz is all around town. The central thesis of this paper is that the federal government is not organized for success in homeland defense. The second and subordinate thesis is that the DoD is overly involved in domestic homeland defense, and has wandered deeply into the area of responsibility of civil authorities. This paper will seek to redefine homeland defense into a broader concept of homeland security, review key points of the current discussion, and make recommendations regarding next steps."

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2001
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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