DHS was established shortly after 9/11. It brings together 22 different agencies to protect the United States “to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.
Imagine you were placed in charge of the disaster planning office for a major U.S. city (e.g., Chicago, Atlanta). What type of local, state planning would you focus on to protect your city from an unconventional attack on the public transit system?
Suppose an ISIS cell attacks a hospital (e.g., Walter Reed at Bethesda or A Veteran’s Administration hospital or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital). What federal resources would be available to prevent, respond, and recover?