Accession Number:

ADA560587

Title:

Homeland Security: Developing National Doctrine to Guide State Strategy Development

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

If one subscribes to the belief that doctrine is a common understanding of what fundamental principles guide an organization, then this thesis demonstrates that there is currently no common understanding of homeland security. There is currently a lack of institutional doctrine that can be applied nationally to guide state-level governments in developing their own homeland security strategies. The military has a long history of successfully using doctrine to develop warfighting strategy. This makes the military the leading example to follow in the development of future doctrine. This thesis examines the Air Forces use of doctrine to gain autonomy and the effect that joint doctrine has on achieving unity of effort across disciplines. The thesis also examines various Emergency Management Models, including the Civil Defense Model and National Models. The thesis also examines state homeland security governance, including state homeland security priorities and governance and organizational structures. Research questions are as follows 1 What should be included in a homeland security doctrine 2 How can the principles of military doctrine be applied to state homeland security programs from a national perspective 3 What already exists within homeland security at the state level nationally and 4 What are the fundamental pillars for good doctrine based on the military model

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE