Standing Joint Task Forces: Resourcing Relics
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Civil Defense