Enhancing Domestic Catastrophic Incident Sealift
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States
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Catastrophic events such as pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and nuclear incidents will threaten the safety of American citizens at home now, and in the future. The United States Government is capable of transporting citizens by air and land but lacks plans to evacuate large numbers of citizens by sea. Federal agencies and the U.S. military have the authority and capability to execute such a mission, but no formal direction to do so. When state, local ,tribal, and territorial SLTT governments are overwhelmed, the federal government will be called upon to respond. Now is the time to enhance whole-of-government contributions to domestic catastrophic incident sealift to better prepare the nation for future disasters. Include in this paper are recommendations to achieve domestic catastrophic incident sealift capability using existing resources.
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