Accession Number:

AD1144405

Title:

DSCA: An Old Problem in a New Context

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

14

Abstract:

As natural disasters escalate in scale, severity, and frequency, the DoD must grapple with the national security implications that result. While these evolving priorities are now being considered in national security planning, the US must look further ahead and consider what changes to our disaster response apparatus might be made now to better insulate low-density DoD resources in the future. Here, we will focus on the role of the DoD in domestic disaster response current policy and processes for engaging military resources in a major emergency and the ways the US might consider adapting historical service auxiliary organizations and expanding current joint interagency frameworks to prepare for an increasingly uncertain future. Proposed solutions include establishment of a national civil support auxiliary and Joint Interagency Task Force-Civil Support.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]