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Sep 09

The National Guard in Homeland Security: A View from Local, State and Federal Leaders

For the United States, the nature of warfare changed on September 11, 2001, when the homeland became a theatre of war. America's defense posture must now evolve quickly to prepare for the threats faced at home. The National Guard is well -suited to serve as the leading military agency for homeland security. Guard members live and work in communities, and may be the first federal agents on the scene to help and assist local first responders. The United States must now begin rethinking the role of the National Guard and ensure it receives the funding and training necessary to do this important mission. Join us for a panel discussion on Monday, September 9, 2002 to hear Local, State, and Federal leaders discuss why the National Guard plays such a vital role at all levels of government in protecting our homeland.

More About the Speakers

Edwin Meese III
Former U.S. Attorney General and
Chairman, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
James S. Gilmore
Former Virginia Governor,
Chairman, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Distinguished Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation
Thomas C. Frazier
Executive Director, Major Cities Chiefs of North America and
Former Chief of Police of Baltimore, Maryland
Major General John R. Groves, Jr.
Former Adjutant General, National Guard of Kentucky

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Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D.

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