Department of Defense Plan for Integrating National Guard and Reserve Component Support for Response to Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The DEPSECDEF directed the development of this plan which includes the concepts, model, direction, and funding required to deliver an appropriate, substantive, integrated military support to local, state, and federal government authorities responding to the use of WMD. This plan provides a comprehensive and cohesive program consistent with national policy and DoD Directives. It integrates and advances many ongoing efforts throughout the Department and specifically addresses issues identified in a number of studies and reports. The plan supports evolving interagency plans including the FRP and the evolving Interagency Plan for WMD Response. It specifically identifies the actions required to leverage the capabilities of United States military forces. These capabilities are vital to fill the gaps in civil response assets currently prepared to respond throughout the United States. Many cities, states, and other federal agencies simply do not have the focus, the equipment, or the trained personnel needed in such a demanding environment. This plan addresses the DoD role within that context and the emergency management tasks that may require a DoD response. This plan develops capabilities for operational response to nuclear, biological, and chemical threats within the confines of the United States, its territories, and possessions. These capabilities can and should be used outside the United States when required to support validated Commander-in-Chief requirements.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Nuclear Warfare