Northern Command (NORTHCOM)


Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement



Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
Featured article: U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the theory of a “Black Swan” event in 2007. It is described “as an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred; however, after evaluating… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-1



InterAgency Journal 9-1
Inside this issue: Features U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam Bushey The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D.… Read More

Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense



Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense
Earlier this month, Navy Admiral William E. Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), spoke of the importance of homeland defense with the House Armed Services Committee. Gortney testified before the panel on budget requests, command operations, and whole-of-government and military-to-military cooperation. Gortney… Read More

Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident



Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident

In early May, the Department of Defense hosted a multi-agency exercise to prepare agency experts to respond to home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident...

Interagency cooperation brings results for Combatant Commands



Interagency cooperation brings results for Combatant Commands

Interagency collaboration has been embraced by U.S. combatant commands.  These efforts are an integral part of "Smart Defense," and have had a major impact on U.S. European Command...