Introduction to Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA): The U.S. Military�s Role to Support and Defend, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Introduction to Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)

The U.S. Military�s Role to Support and Defend, 1st Edition

Edited by Bert B. Tussing, Robert McCreight

CRC Press

222 pages

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The application of our Armed Forces within the states and territories of the United States is far from intuitive. The challenges of defending the country against assaults within the homeland are much more complex than engaging our enemies on foreign soil. Likewise, the introduction of the military�s appreciable capabilities in response to disasters

Table of Contents

Homeland Defense and Homeland Security: Distinctions and Difference. Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities: Philosophy and Ethos, Reality and Constraints. Civil�Military Partnership: Homeland Defense Enterprise. Homeland Security and Homeland Defense in the Maritime Domain. Likelihood versus Consequence: The Application of the Land Component in Homeland Defense. Homeland Security and WMD Protection Issues. Homeland Defense� Emerging Challenges.

About the Editors

Professor Bert B. Tussingis Director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues at the U.S. Army War College, where he has served since retiring from the Marine Corps in 2000. He holds master's degrees in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He has served on special advisory groups for both the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Northwestern State University for his work in homeland security, homeland defense, and defense support of civil authorities.

Robert McCreight, PhD,served the United States government at the State Department and in other federal agencies over the span of a 35-year career, before retiring in 2004 and serving as a consultant for major homeland security and national defense contractors. His professional career includes work as an intelligence analyst, treaty negotiator, arms control delegate to the United Nations, counterterrorism advisor, political?military affairs analyst, and Deputy Director of Global Scientific Exchanges at the State Department. He completed his doctoral degree in public administration in 1989 and remains active in graduate education programs in emergency and crisis management as well as in security studies and terrorism analysis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief