Extend the Defensive UMBRELLA

Barrett, J. Michael
September 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p61
Conference Proceeding
The U.S. armed forces have failed to account for the real possibility of massive attacks on the infrastructure and communities that support critical Department of Defense facilities. They also have failed to address ways in which such attacks might affect the military readiness of the U.S. to assemble, deploy and employ various elements of its military. This includes the staging areas and equipment stores of conventional, special operations, consequence management and humanitarian assistance forces. Base commanders and emergency preparedness planners must abandon their pre-September 11 security postures and address these new threats if they are to fulfill their duty to minimize disruptive effects of future terror attacks.


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