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Added October 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
From "Defending Forward" to a "Global Defense-In-Depth": Globalization and Homeland Security. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II, Prof. Bert B. Tussing.
The authors have examined the scope and substance of our National Security Strategy for Homeland Security (NSHS). Disturbingly, they find that the NSHS fails to address the challenges that globalization poses for the security of the American homeland.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Posse Comitatus Act: A Harmless Relic from the Post-Construction Era or a Legal Impediment to Transformation? Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Currier.
The PCA presents a formidable obstacle to our nation's flexibility and adaptability at a time when we face an unpredictable enemy with the proven capability of causing unforeseen catastrophic events. The difficulty in correctly interpreting and applying the Act causes widespread confusion at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of our military.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Colloquium Report
Security Transformation: Report of the Belfer Center Conference on Military Transformation. Authored by Dr. John Deutch, Dr. John White.
The magnitude of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the administration's aggressive and expansive response have changed the definition of national security. Meeting these challenges demands a fundamental transformation of American strategy, armed forces, and national security organization. This conference identified key issues and questions and was the inaugural event in a long-term project to assess defense transformation.