Domestic Support: Relationship of Government Agencies and the DoD
Civilian Research Paper
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN
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Military support to civilian authorities has always been one of the missions of the Department of Defense DoD. With the increased threat that a weapon of mass destruction WMD could be deployed within our borders and the continuing threat of environmental disasters, are the varying levels of government and Department of Defense prepared Although the primary focus of DoD has been on supporting WMD events, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became obvious that there will be natural disasters of such catastrophic force, that federal Title 10 forces will be required to assist. With this increased emphasis on the use of federal forces in both events, have we created the right force structure to provide a seamless and timely response between the differing agenciesThis paper will identify the differing governmental agencies responsible for domestic relief activities and discuss force structure changes by DoD to provide a more comprehensive response to civilian authorities. The analysis will address the following 1 Is the DoD prepared to provide a coordinated and integrated relief effort 2 Effects of the Posse Comitatus Act 3 If current plans are not adequate, recommendations to increase our domestic response relief efforts.
- Government and Political Science