Accession Number:

ADA523127

Title:

Standing Joint Task Forces: Resourcing Relics

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The Standing Joint Task Force SJTF serves as an enduring organization of the national security environment. Of the numerous SJTFs operational around the world, this monograph examines two whose missions support homeland defense. The United States Northern Commands subordinate Army component command, U.S. Army North, supervises these organizations JTF-North and JTF Civil Support. The primary reasons for writing about these two organizations is to understand their unique mission, evaluate the cost of their sustainment, and present options that will improve their effectiveness and ensure that they meet the challenges of the 21st century. The standard response to a national security challenge in the 1980s and 1990s was to create a Standing Joint Task Force. This monograph challenges America to reexamine the roles, functions, and missions of the current Standing Joint Task Forces and develop alternative solutions that decrease costs, increase effectiveness, and place responsibility for national security upon the whole of government, and not just the Department of Defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE