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Accession Number ADA592641
Title Before the Next Hurricane Katrina: A Strategic Approach to Enhancing Military Capabilities.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 86p
Personal Author J. T. Wiltse
Abstract In many ways the greatest threat to America s national security remains the readiness and resiliency of the homeland. Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, serious questions persist about the roles and readiness of the Department of Defense to respond to a catastrophic natural or manmade disaster. While several advances have been successfully implemented in civil support preparedness, it can be argued that the U.S. military s core doctrine, policies and posture have not significantly changed. Domestic preparedness, planning, and resourcing remain an afterthought well behind the war fight. A collaborative, strategic approach leveraging Total Force principles and experience from the war fight is needed within the Army to enhance available land force capacity. Pre-event planning, requirements identification, unit identification and training, intergovernmental relationships, response design, and component force mix and roles must all be strategically considered. As the nation enters a persistent era of significantly constrained resources, the Department of Defense, and the Army in particular, can no longer afford to rest domestic mission readiness solely on the preparations for war.
Keywords Catastrophic disasters
Civil support
Department of defense
Dsca(Defense support of civil authorities)
Emergency management
Emergency preparedness
Homeland defense
Humanitarian assistance
Hurricane katrina
Interagency coordination
Lessons learned
Military budgets
Military capabilities
Military planning
Military reserves
Military training
Natural disasters
Reserve components

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Civilian research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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