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Accession Number ADA583721
Title Twenty Years of Evolutionary Change in the Department of Defense's Civil Support Mission.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 76p
Personal Author M. R. Anderson
Abstract Over the last 20 years, the Department of Defense's response enterprise for civil support missions has experienced evolutionary change and almost exponential growth. Three events served as the catalysts for the changes: the Tokyo Subway Sarin Gas attack, the 9/11 attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. Each event exposed critical shortfalls in the nation's, as well as DoD's, ability to respond to a domestic catastrophe in enough time to produce a life-saving effect. Once derived solely from warfighting capabilities that could be applied to domestic assistance, DoD now maintains Title 10 and Title 32 units, teams, and task forces specifically designed for civil support missions. Not only are DoD's capabilities split among two different Federal statutes, the Department has created a dichotomy in its response enterprises, one designed specifically to respond to a catastrophic CBRN incident and one to respond to incidents without a CBRN element. DoD can no longer afford to maintain this dichotomy, in part because of the duplicity of the capabilities involved, but also because the dichotomy is not in line with current DoD strategy and doctrine for an all-hazards approach to civil support.
Keywords All-hazards approach
Cbrn(Chemical biological radiological and nuclear)
Chemical agent terrorism
Civil support missions
Consequence management
Defense support of civil authorities
Department of defense
Domestic terrorism
Emergency management
Homeland security
Hurricane katrina
Local government
Mass destruction weapons
Military assistance
Military forces(United states)
Military reserves
Response capabilities
September 11 terrorist attacks
State government
Tokyo subway attacks
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
74H - Nuclear Warfare
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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