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MHE509 The Military Partnerships: Terrorism
United States Northern Command
U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established October 1, 2002, to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DoD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. NORTHCOM defends America’s homeland—protecting our people, national power, and freedom of action.*
*From NORTHCOM website.
MHE509 North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada binational organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.**
**From NORAD website.
MHE509 2011 NORAD and USNORTHCOM Posture Statement
Posture Statement: Counterterrorism and Force Protection. Because violent extremists present a threat that currently exhibits both the capability and the intent to attack our nation, Counterterrorism and Force Protection continue to be a vital focus area for USNORTHCOM and NORAD.***
***From Winnefeld, A.J.A. (2011). Posture Statement, p. 3.
Refer to the above three sources plus the NRF when answering the questions below:
Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Provide quotations to support ALL your responses. Facts. NO opinions.
Use strong credible sources – peer-reviewed references, government documents, and subject matter expert materials to support your answer. MHE509