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In support of civil authority : is the role of military support for national security in jeopardy?

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Henderson, Robert R.
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Bellavita, Christopher
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2006-03
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Dependence upon the National Guard for civil support during major domestic incidents is an integral part of homeland security planning. This dependence is well-founded in a review of the Guardâ s historic roles in homeland security, but national and world conditions are quite different today from what they were when the Guard first took on this role. These differences may be creating a drain on its capabilities that is untenable on a long-term basis. Continuing use of the National Guard for homeland securityâ at least at its present levelâ may seriously endanger homeland defense. From the perspective of civil authorities, continuing dependence upon a questionable resource may prove devastating. This report considers the mutual impact of homeland defense and security roles on the National Guard, and how these conflicting responsibilities may be decreasing its ability to support civil authorities. It provides a view of one very possible future that will present significant problems for emergency planners.
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Department of National Security Affairs
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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viii, 73 p. ;
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