An Organizational Framework for Homeland Defense

Kelly, Terrence
September 2001
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Fall2001, Vol. 31 Issue 3, pN.PAG
Academic Journal
The article reports that one of the most difficult problems facing the U.S. government today is the question of how to organize to address new threats to national security. Noteworthy among these are threats from terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and attacks on our critical infrastructures. Others include the international drug trade, organized crime, and assorted transnational threats. For the federal government, this creates problems of issue ownership, and resource allocation in both the annual President's Budget Submission, and in the congressional authorizations and appropriations processes.


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