A timely update on the steps already taken to protect the nation's critical infrastructure, and additional actions in the planning stage. Summary: Some gains, but too many hesitations, and still a long way to go.
The constitutional mandate to "Provide for the Common Defense" takes on new meaning in the Age of Terrorism and requires an updated strategy that includes protection of the U.S. homeland as a major mission of the nation's armed services.
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute's senior fellow for national security and homeland security comments on numerous ways to improve federal, state, and local emergency-preparedness plans, policies, and programs.
At a time when so many agencies at all levels of government were less prepared than they should have been, the American Red Cross responded immediately, effectively, and in force to save lives, provide food, shelter, and clothing for evacuees.
The former White House advisor discusses the hurricane recovery and response operations, the implications for a DHS reorganization--and for the possible use of the military to cope with future disasters--and the role of the private sector.
How a disaster medical-assistance team from San Diego deployed immediately to Baton Rouge, then to New Orleans, to provide help to the helpless citizens of the Crescent City in their time of maximum peril.