Commentary

Jack Beall, Director, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

by John Morton -

Beall discusses DMATs (Disaster Medical Assistance Teams) and other DMS components, the missions of each, and their working relationships with one another.

Dennis Atwood, National Program Manager, MMRS

by John Morton -

The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.

Nuclear Resiliency: Command Attention Required

by John Morton -

The WWII Manhattan Project mahy serve as the model for a new approach to solve today's homeland-security problems. A major improvement in senior leadership is needed, and a reallocation of resources, but that would be only the start.

How to Build a Protective Wall Along the U.S.-Mexican Border

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Returning illegal immigrants to their own countries will not solve the problem. What is really needed is a strong and constantly monitored high-tech physical barrier that will prevent illegal migrants from entering the United States in the first place.

Major General Michael Kostelnik, USAF (Ret)

by John Morton -

A comprehensive report on how his organization is working with other departments, and state and local law-enforcement agencies, to better protect the U.S. homeland.

Terrorism, LE, and the Relevance of Failed States

by John Morton -

DPJ's managing editor discusses a complex new factor in the terrorism/counterterrorism equation: the dangers posed to the Free World by nations out of control, with nothing to lose, and unable to cope with their own political and economic problems.

Special Report: DOD Solutions for DHS Problems

by Luke Ritter & J. Michael Barrett -

In times of national disasters affecting the U.S. homeland, DHS needs huge volumes of emergency supplies and additional transportation assets. Three combat-tested Department of Defense programs could provide at least part of the solution.

Major General Donna Barbisch, USA (Ret)

by John Morton -

" ... Barbisch prioritizes planning ... when it comes to [providing] medical support in catastrophic-incident responses."

A Score-Card Agenda for Capitol Hill

by James D. Hessman -

Homeland defense will be a key legislative focus this year in both the House and the Senate, with the Department of Homeland Security serving uncomfortably both as a target and, later, as a beneficiary.

2005-A Reflection, 2006-A Challenge

by Martin Masiuk -

2005 began with high hopes and ended with realization that there is much to learn and much to do. Publisher summarizes DPJ's year and outlines 2006 action plan