Rethinking the National Guard and Homeland Defense
March 6, 2007
On March 1, 2007 the independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves released its second report to Congress. This interim report, directed by the FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act, commented on 17 proposals included in the National Defense Enhancement and National Guard Empowerment Act.
Christine Wormuth, a senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program and principal author of the July 2006 CSIS study The Future of the National Guard and Reserves, provides commentary on the Commission’s report as it relates to the role of the National Guard in Homeland Defense.