Building Population Resilience to Terror Attacks: Unlearned Lessons from Military and Civilian Experience

Topics: Emergency Management, Terrorism,

This publication, part of a series established by the U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, asserts that current programs are not doing enough to allow the United States to cope effectively with catastrophic events. It examines the military's contribution to nationwide resilience, historical examples of crisis preparation, and resilience initiatives which are ineffective in their present state. It recommends the overhaul or abandonment of the Homeland Security Advisory System, the expansion of Citizens Corps programs, and additional support for the National Resilience Development Act, but maintains that resilience must be established as a primary national goal before any of these can be implemented.

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