National guard to expand homeland defense role

The National Guard will take on more responsiblities in homeland defense, according to a military spokesman during a Defense Manufacturing Conference. With a greater threat of terrorist attacks, the government wants to expand the guard’s role from guarding the defense industrial base to include guarding critical infrastructure sites as well. Read more at http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1203/120203c1.htm

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