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Defense Support of Civil Authorities: An Examination of the Role of U.S. Army National Guard Military Police in Law Enforcement Support

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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The emergency response to Hurricane Katrina is vital to understanding the development of the Federal Emergency Management Agencys National Incident Management System, Defense Support to Civil Authority guidelines, and the National Guards Homeland Response Force. While Hurricane Katrina is considered an emergency response failure it led to the development of 6 United States Code 701, Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act. Although the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act made successful changes in processes and procedures of military and civilian emergency response, a deficiency in operational and strategic level integration remains. The deficiency can be linked to an absence of a strategic and operational level training program.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]