USNORTHCOM and Hurricane Sandy
The U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established Oct. 1, 2002 to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DOD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
1. For an event such as Hurricane Sandy, what capabilities did U.S. military forces bring?
2. What were some specific limitations on the use of U.S. military forces?
3. Under whose authority do U.S. military forces operate in a civil emergency, and what issues arise because of that arrangement?
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