By Lynn Davis
What function can the military play in preserving the us from terrorist assaults?
Read or Download Army Forces for Homeland Security PDF
Similar political freedom books
China’s emergence as a good strength is an international trouble which could almost certainly regulate the constitution of worldwide politics. Its upward push is multidimensional, affecting the political, safeguard, and fiscal affairs of all states that contain the world’s quickest constructing area of the Asia-Pacific. many of the lately released stories on China’s upward push have serious about its relatives with its speedy neighbours in Northeast Asia: Japan, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Russia.
The alliance among Syria and Iran has proved to be an everlasting function at the political panorama of the center East. This e-book lines the severe phases within the evolution and consolidation of the alliance within the Nineteen Eighties, and gives reasons for its sturdiness into the twenty first century.
Securitizing Immigration bargains with the turning out to be trouble for immigration as an issue of protection on the ecu point. It combines an research of how bureaucratic and political tactics have interacted within the integration technique with an research of the way those practices can be found in a context formed through the preoccupation with possibility.
- Seeking Security: Pathogens, Open Access, and Genome Databases
- Emerging Threats and Security Planning: How Should we Decide What Hypothetical Threats to Worry About? (Occasional Paper)
- Humanity's Law
- Attracting the Best: How the Military Competes for Information Technology Personnel
- Developing senior Navy leaders : requirements for flag officer expertise today and in the future
Additional resources for Army Forces for Homeland Security
Other uncertainties are unique to the Army’s role in HLS, such as those involving the potential shortfalls that may emerge in civilian capabilities that the Army could be called on to fill. The Army, in line with DoD’s capabilities-based approach, has units of different kinds ready for HLS activities, though most of these are also available for contingencies overseas. It has not established specific or separate requirements for HLS. RAND studies in the past have sought to define the Army’s HLS requirements by relying on historical Army experiences in various types of domestic emergencies and then extrapolating from these to define responses to potential terrorist attack scenarios involving conventional, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons.
Whatever the type of unit, it would probably not have as much mobility as could be needed for HLS missions. Ideally, the units would be able to fall in on Humvees and trucks located close to the emergency, but this requires preplanning and may not always be available. Regardless of the type of unit, soldiers would be deployed as riflemen, leaving behind all tracked vehicles and heavy weapons. This type of deployment is the same as what is now envisioned for units assigned the QRF and RRF mission.
4 Illustrative CSB Force Structure Unit Type Headquarters detachment Communications platoon* Supply company Maintenance company Medical company Military police company* Transportation company Engineer company* Strength 51 25 62 167 100 177 167 145 Total 894 SOURCES: RAND, based on data from Army TO&E, 1999, and the MFORCE database, 2001. NOTE: * indicates units added to a typical forward support battalion structure specifically to support the HLS mission. Homeland Security Possibilities and Army Responses 35 to their units within 12 hours of recall.