Tagged: military

Extremists lighting up flares during a protest.

RAND Report on Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the Military

In recent years, news headlines have highlighted the involvement of current or former U.S. military personnel in protest violence; supremacist groups; the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and other forms of violent extremism spanning different political and ideological spectra. The threat of extremism is not new, but...

Missouri National Guard soldiers airlift sandbags with a black hawk helicopter

2021 Update on Defense Support of Civil Authorities

The Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center released updated Multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP) on Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) detailing how military assets and personnel can be used to assist in missions normally carried out by civil authorities. “There are critical differences among homeland defense operations, DSCA,...

The Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Defense Operations and Facilities

Extreme weather events as a result of climate change represent a “national security issue” that will continue to hinder U.S. Department of Defense operations and promote regional instability over the next 20 years, a recent DoD report to Congress confirmed. Titled “Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the...

Member of military shaking hands of a civilian, with U.S. flag as background

You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S....

Take Some Time this Weekend to Remember the Fallen

On most American calendars Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Common celebrations include taking advantage of the long weekend to visit with friends/family and participating in barbeques (weather permitting). If not already on your agenda, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security would like to remind all Americans to...