CHAPTER 8HOMELAND DEFENSE AND SUPPORT TO CIVIL AUTHORITIESMilitary Support for Homeland Security

For those of us on the active military side, this issue of dealing with state governments during disasters is almost like a dance. Do we lead or follow? In this sense the feds, especially the active military, are always the junior partner.

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, commander of U.S. forces during the response to Hurricane Katrina, from Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters (New York: Atria Books, 2009)

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While every part of the government has a role in homeland security, none has deeper roots in the mission than the U.S. military (discussed in Chapter 1). Yet as the quote from ...

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