Homeland Defense: Old Force Structures for New Missions? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, April 29, 2003

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Page 131 - NORTHCOM's specific mission is to: conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States. its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility; and as directed by the President or Secretary of Defense, provide military assistance to civil authorities including consequence management operations.
Page 19 - The purpose of the reserve components is to provide trained units and qualified persons available for active duty in the armed forces, in time of war or national emergency and at such other times as the national security requires...
Page 10 - Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than two years or both.
Page 115 - Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Gilmore Commission.
Page 114 - Views and conclusions expressed are those of the author and should not be interpreted as representing those of the Rand Corporation or any of the agencies sponsoring its research.
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Page 5 - I ask unanimous consent that all members of the subcommittee be permitted to place an opening statement in the record and that the record remain open for 3 days for that purpose. Without objection, so ordered.
Page 34 - This book is dedicated to the highly professional men and women of the United States Armed Services and the Canadian Forces of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). Many of them have flown or serviced the military aircraft described in this handbook. Because of their service, you and I can sleep soundly at night. May it continue to be so. To control the air, aircraft bring certain characteristics which are not shared by land or sea forces...

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