This weekâ€™s readings related to the homeland defense assets and how they may be employed in helping provide for and/or support homeland security efforts. Applying and analyzing the information you gathered from those readings, and your personal/professional experiences, please respond to the following questions, using citations to support your response.
1. Provide a brief overview of the roles of the following entities as they relate to homeland security.
a. Department of Defense
b. National Guard
2. What is the Posse Comitatus Act and how does it impact the use of the military assets of the Department of Defense in supporting homeland security activities?
Articles for this week’s assignment:
Homeland Security: Roles and Missions for United States Northern Command: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL34342.pdf
The DoD Role in Homeland Security: Defense Study and Report to Congress: link is attached below
The Posse Comitatus Act and Homeland Security: https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/045048-200…
The role of the National Guard in homeland defense and homeland security: https://www.ngaus.org/sites/default/files/pdf/prim…
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students.
Responses should be a minimum of 150 words to each student and include direct questions.
Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. Sources utilized to support answers are to be cited in accordance with the APA writing style by providing a general parenthetical citation (reference the author, year and page number) within your post. Refer to grading rubric for additional details concerning grading criteria