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The efforts undertaken by civilian and military organizations in response to Hurricane Katrina were historically unprecedented, but a number of changes would enhance future Army and National Guard disaster-response efforts, including preparing governors to call up Guard units for out-of-state emergencies and the creation of regional standing homeland security task forces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833041678
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     iii
Figures     vii
Tables     ix
Summary     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Abbreviations     xvii
Introduction     1
Background     1
Analytical Approach     7
Report Organization     9
Background     11
How the Nation Is Organized to Respond to Domestic Emergencies     11
Active-Duty Military     14
The National Guard     15
How the Nation Prepared and Responded to Hurricane Katrina     15
The Military Response to Hurricane Katrina     19
The National Guard Response     19
The Response of Active-Duty Forces     28
The Command and Control System     38
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina     45
Implications for Army Planning and Operations     47
Roles and Responsibilities of National Guard and Active Forces     47
Army Transformation     48
National Guard     49
Department of Defense Post-Hurricance Katrina Initiatives     51
Should States Do More?     52
Should There Be a Regional Approach?     54
Should National Guard or Active-Duty Forcesin ARFORGEN Be Designated for HLS?     58
Command and Control Structure     60
Separate Federal and State Task Forces     63
Dual-Status Command     64
State Joint Force Headquarters in Lead     66
NORTHCOM in Lead     66
Matching the C[superscript 2] Structure to Disaster Response Characteristics     67
Choosing a C[superscript 2] Structure     70
Conclusions     73
Situational Awareness in Hurricane Katrina     77
References     83
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