Posture of the U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Armed Services, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 20, 2013   [open pdf - 118KB]

This testimony compilation is from a March 20, 2013 hearing, "Posture of the U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command," before the U.S. House Committee on the Armed Services. From the testimony of General Charles H. Jacoby: "Defending the nation requires a reliance on partners in three distinct geographic locations: globally, in the approaches to the homeland, and within the homeland. On the outer layer of this defense in depth, my global partners include the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of State, and associated functional and geographic combatant commands, to name a few. In the approaches to the homeland are our partners in Mexico, The Bahamas, and Canada. Within our homeland, my federal partners include the Military Departments and Services, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (specifically, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Transportation Security Administration, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Finally and perhaps most critically, are my subordinate headquarters strategically placed at key intersections between the approaches and the homeland: Joint Task Force North (JTF-North) on the Southwest border, Joint Task Force National Capital Region, Joint Task Force Civil Support on the eastern seaboard, and Joint Task Force Alaska (JTF-Alaska) in America's high north." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles H. Jacoby and John F. Kelly.

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