Accession Number:

ADA402148

Title:

Maritime Homeland Security: Ensuring a Rapid, Flexible Response

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

In the wake of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11th, there is a pervasive sense that we must use all means available to eliminate the occurrence of future attacks on the American continent, on our people and on our way of life. The renewed focus on homeland security following the recent attacks mandated a reassessment of the critical vulnerabilities along Americas international coastlines. While many potential threats to America exist via our shores, the immense quantity of international commercial traffic into the United States provides a seemingly easily exploitable and tempting weakness that requires a review and analysis of the efficacy of our maritime homeland security HLS-M operational plans. Current global maritime security operations provide the framework with which we can examine our HLS-M structure, specifically our command and control C2 organization and maneuver force planning, to ensure adequate protection against present and future asymmetric threats.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE