Homeland Protection: New Paradigms to Support NORTHCOM's Maritime Mission
Final rept. 17 Nov 2004-14 Feb 2005
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 broke many of the rules that civil and military authorities had in place to manage Americas security. Since that day, many officials have attempted to reshape the way the American government protects its citizens. This paper reviews two critical issues that can redefine how the Navy and Coast Guard will fight the Global War on Terror as a team. The first analyzes the contrasting relationship between homeland security and homeland defense. The second analyzes existing operational command structures used by the Navy and the Coast Guard. The paper will illustrate in both cases that existing schools of thought have unintentionally created cognitive barriers that have prevented the nations maritime services from working effectively as a team. In response, the paper provides two new concepts that may help operational commanders unite the services to fulfill their common missions.
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