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Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security: concepts, issues, and options

Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security: concepts, issues, and options

Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957- author; Peters, John E., 1947- author

Homeland security encompasses five distinct missions: domestic preparedness and civil support in case of attacks on civilians, continuity of government, continuity of military operations, border and coastal defense, and national missile defense. This report extensively details four of those mission areas (national missile defense having been covered in great detail elsewhere). The authors define homeland security and its mission areas, provide a methodology for assessing homeland security response options, and review relevant trend data for each mission area. They also assess the adequacy of the doctrine, organizations, training, leadership, materiel, and soldier systems and provide illustrative scenarios to help clarify Army planning priorities. The report concludes with options and recommendations for developing more cost-effective programs and recommends a planning framework that can facilitate planning to meet homeland security needs

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Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand 2001

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Statement of responsibility: Eric V. Larson, John E. Peters
ISBN: 0833029193, 0833032496, 1282282719, 9780833029195, 9780833032492, 9781282282711
Note: Print version record.
Note: "Prepared for the United States Army."
Note: "MR-1251-A"--Page 4 of cover.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-310).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 310 pages).
Series: MR/Rand Corporation ; MR-1251-A
Subject: United States. Army.; HISTORY Military Other.; United States.; United States Defenses.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; Military readiness.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Terrorism.
Alternative Title: Homeland security
Series Title: MR (Series) ; MR-1251-A.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. Understanding Homeland Security
  3. Analytic Framework
  4. Protecting Americans at Home: WMD Domestic Preparedness and Civil Support
  5. Ensuring Constitutional Authority: Continuity of Government
  6. Ensuring Military Capability: Continuity of Operations
  7. Protecting Sovereignty: Border and Coastal Defense
  8. Illustrative Planning Vignettes
  9. Analysis of Army DOTLMS
  10. Options, Recommendations, and Conclusions
  11. Appendix A: Considering Threat Campaigns
  12. Appendix B: A Notional WMD CST Trade-Off Analysis
  13. Appendix C: Homeland Security DOD Directives
  14. Appendix D: Overview of the Posse Comitatus Act
  15. Appendix E: Threat Findings of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Act
  16. Appendix F: State and Local Domestic Preparedness Needs
  17. Appendix G: The Federal Response Plan and Terrorism Incident Annex
  18. Appendix H: Army Domestic Preparedness Training Activities
  19. Appendix I: Army Mission-Critical Facilities and Systems
  20. Appendix J: Recommendations of the Defense Science Board
  21. Appendix K: Recommendations of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
  22. Appendix L: The Federal Program to Combat Terrorism and WMD
  23. Appendix M: Notional GPRA Measures of Performance.