Homeland Security: Enduring Weakness of Command and Control

29 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last revised: 8 Apr 2010

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Jonathan Czarnecki

Government of the United States of America - U.S. Naval War College

Date Written: April 3, 2010

Abstract

It is difficult for political leaders to effectively manage homeland security emergencies. The dominant response to this difficulty has been to strengthen centralized command control of relevant government agencies. This paper argues that there are important limitations on the effectiveness of such command and control mechanisms. Political leaders should be careful not to rely too heavily on such centralized mechanisms.

Suggested Citation

Czarnecki, Jonathan, Homeland Security: Enduring Weakness of Command and Control (April 3, 2010). Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1580932

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