Roles and Missions of the National Guard in Support of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, May 17, 2006 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of John Warner: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), over which your committee has jurisdiction--has provided us a witness because there is a joint tasking, at the present time, between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the DHS. Perhaps that chain of command and tasking can be dealt with, Mr. Secretary in your testimony. The President, I think, has made a bold and a correct decision-- and I support the President in beginning to utilize one of America's most valuable assets--its National Guard--which goes back to the very origins of this republic, to come to the forefront to help their fellow Americans provide a greater measure of security on their borders. We're anxious to receive such details as we can from our distinguished panel of witnesses." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul McHale, Steven Blum, David V. Aguilar, Larry E. Craig, John Warner, and Carl Levin.
S. Hrg. 109-911; Senate Hearing 109-911
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