Combating Terrorism in the Regional Combatant Command - A Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) Approach
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The United States contends that it is in a Long War against terrorism on a global scale and had made several governmental organizational changes to deal with the changing transnational nature of terrorism. These changes include creating the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justices National Joint Terrorism Task Force system led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our regional combatant commands, however, continue to use an ad-hoc approach to finding and engaging terrorists and their organizations. The RCC is the logical focal point for integrating Interagency IA, Intergovernmental Organization IGO, and Nongovernmental Organization NGO coordination because it has a senior military commander with requisite authority over assigned forces, a robust planning and execution staff, and standing forces to respond to actionable intelligence. This paper addresses the need to adapt our current strategies to meet the changing nature of terrorism, examines the proposed Joint Interagency Coordination Group JIACG approach for improving interagency coordination, and concludes that creating a Joint Interagency Task Force JIATF is the best approach for synchronizing interagency capabilities for combating terrorism at the regional combatant command level.
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