When, not if, the next large scale attack on US soil takes place - how are we prepared now compared to 8 1/2 years ago to not only prevent it, but to respond to its aftermath?
From out last line of defense to consequence management at the local level - what is there and what do we need to know about it?
Back at our usual time and day - this Sunday, 18 APR at 5pm EST/1700R/2200Z, join EagleOne of the blog "EagleSpeak" and myself for Midrats Episode 17: Homeland Security as we discuss homeland security with fellow USNIBloggers Jim Dolbow and Mark Stanovich, (AKA URR).
Jim Dolbow is a writer, blogger for both USNI blog and CGBlog.org, Coast Guard Reserve Officer, and former defense staffer on Capitol Hill. He has served as Legislative Director/Military Legislative Assistant for Congressman John Hostettler (IN-08), Legislative Director for the Conservative Action Team (CATs), and legislative assistant for Rep. Jim Ryun (KS-02).
In his USCGR responsibilities, he ha served as a SAR Controller training, recalled to active duty in support of OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE, served as a watch stander for the Joint Operations Command Center in Washington, D.C., harbor patrol team leader, post-Hurricane Katrina operations, and served as a legislative affairs analyst on the staff of the Principal Federal Official, Admiral Thad W. Allen, USCG.
He holds a BS in Political Science from Marymount University, an MA in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and an M.A. in Statecraft and World Politics from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.
His works on national defense and homeland security issues have appeared in Proceedings, The Washington Post, Washington Times, Sea Power, National Defense, Navy Times, Armed Forces Journal International, to name a few.
Mark Stanovich is a is a Lt. Col. in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, an Artillery officer with 22 years of service. He has served in all four Marine Divisions, and is a combat veteran of OIFII. In his civilian occupation, he is an emergency planner in New England, and is a qualified exercise developer who has participated in the planning and conduct of myriad federal and state exercises with scenarios ranging from natural disaster to terrorism to cyber attack. His current USMCR unit supports Title X war games for all services.
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