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Terrorism and Domestic Response: Can DoD Help Get It Right?
The US Army Professional Writing Collection ^ | Donald F. Thompson

Posted on 04/06/2006 5:55:16 PM PDT by SandRat

While the Department of Defense has ample manpower and equipment for both its overseas operational needs and any likely domestic response, its organizational structure and lack of integration with other domestic preparedness and response agencies may have the unintended consequence of an ineffective mass casualty reaction in the homeland. As the response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, there are problems in local, state, and Federal responses and in communicating needs and expectations between the levels of government. When Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, once a military response was appropriately requested and authorized, National Guard and Federal military forces were on the scene within hours, evacuating critically ill patients by helicopter from Charity and Tulane Hospitals and providing other life-saving support.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: can; dod; domestic; get; it; response; right; terrorism
Very lengthy article for your Professional Reading.
1 posted on 04/06/2006 5:55:19 PM PDT by SandRat
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