DOD, NORTHCOM, and the Department of Homeland Security

  • April 15, 2003
  • Prof James O Kievit, Prof Bert B Tussing

In April 2003 the United States Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership brought together a panel of selected flag and general officers to discuss issues surrounding the three new organizations addressing the challenge of homeland security: the Department of Homeland Security, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, and the United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The forum addressed roles and missions of the military in responding to homeland security requirements; plans, training and education to meet those requirements; and competing requirements and risk analysis surrounding the military's responsibilities in homeland security matters.