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State Defense Forces and Homeland Security

  title={State Defense Forces and Homeland Security},
  author={A. Tulak and R. Kraft and Don Silbaugh},
  • A. Tulak, R. Kraft, Don Silbaugh
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Parameters
  • As US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) assumes responsibility within the Department of Defense for the homeland security and homeland defense missions, it does so with few assigned forces. While the "Forces For" apportionment to NORTHCOM is still being finalized, they will in any case be meager in comparison to the scope of the task and the assigned area of responsibility. The paucity of forces available to NORTHCOM will require more economical approaches to force-building for contingency operations… CONTINUE READING
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