27 Jun '17, 12pm

Potential Counterterrorism Contributions of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Northern Command

The United States is certainly no stranger to the term terrorism. September 11, 2001 will be forever engrained in the hearts and minds of the United States as one of the largest and most costly transnational terrorist attacks in history with an overall cost to the United States of 3.3 Trillion dollars.[1] This essay will critically analyze the contributions of both the Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), in particular, can make towards defeating transnational terror organizations with a domestic U.S. presence. Three critical areas of emphasis for contributions of the DOD and USNORTHCOM will be addressed. First, I will address how the DOD and USNORTHCOM can most effectively collaborate with partner agencies to achieve unity of effort, purpose and command. Second, I will address how the DOD and USNORTHCOM should be organized and operate to effe...

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