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Newsletter 10-16
December 2009


The following collection of articles, reports, and interviews focuses on civil support and the U.S. Army. These articles are categorized in the following areas: background information; command and control; support to disaster response; support to law enforcement/force protection; domestic operational law; and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosive (CBRNE) preparation and CBRNE consequence management response force. These articles cover a wide range of issues relating to supporting civil authorities and include such topics as: posse comitatus; border security; disaster response; Title 10 versus Tile 32 statutes; homeland defense and security; and joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational partnerships. This newsletter is not a comprehensive or all-inclusive collection of civil support articles. In some instances, the information may be slightly dated but many of the topics and lessons learned are enduring. This newsletter captures relevant articles published in recent professional journals and from the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) archives to show the complexity of civil support and provide a historical document for future reference.

In many instances, the ideas presented in these articles are personal opinions and in some cases not approved Army doctrine. Additionally, some of these articles may stir emotion as well as political rigor, especially when U.S. armed federal forces are used in support of law enforcement and/or in homeland security duties (namely for border protection and fighting the war on drugs). Many of these topics continue to evoke high-level discussions within the Department of Defense and within all branches of federal and state government. The recommendations in these articles should always be validated with the latest approved Army doctrine and tactics, techniques, and procedures.

CALL acknowledges and thanks the professional journals and authors who permitted the reproduction of these articles and in some instances were personally involved in assisting CALL in the formatting process.

Please note that minor modifications to format were made to support the CALL newsletter format.


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