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Enhancing the Strategic Roles of the National Guard: Domestic Support Operations.
Strategy research rept.,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The primary responsibility for responding to and recovering from disasters or other emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wild fires, chemical spills nuclear accidentsincidents, prison riots or other forms of civil disturbance rests with the private sector and localState authorities. They provide the first level of support during the response to any disaster or emergency. Included in the first line is the National Guard. In domestic support operations, the National Guard operating under the command of governors in a state nonfederal status assumes the primary responsibility for providing military assistance to the local governments. This study analyzes the Guards strategy in domestic support operations and makes strategic recommendations for enhancing the Guards role in such operations.
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