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

Recorded on September 9, 2002

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.