First QDR Meeting Focuses On Homeland Defense, Improving Executive Branch Cooperation

By Jason Sherman / April 14, 2005 at 5:00 AM
Senior military officials leading last Saturday's inaugural Quadrennial Defense Review meeting determined that one of the capabilities essential for an effective military contribution to homeland defense does not reside in a camouflaged warehouse or combat schoolhouse. The key capability is command and control. And the laws, doctrine and procedures that guide it must be modified if the U.S. military is to efficiently mobilize in support of, and coordination with, civil authorities dealing with massive terrorist attacks against the United States,...

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