Accession Number:

ADA415292

Title:

The Role, Status and Command and Control of the National Guard in Homeland Security

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

President Bushs top priority for the Federal Government is the defense of our nation against its enemies. Keeping America safe will require resources and attention from a multitude of agencies from every level, including the Department of Defense. But the military is already stretched, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, and sustaining forces in peacekeeping missions worldwide. Many think that since the National Guard has been defending our homeland for almost 366 years, the Homeland Security mission is best suited for them. But many others think that the National Guard is too crucial in overseas deployments, and that Homeland Security missions could decrease the National Guards relevance with the total force.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE