Advantages and Disadvantages of the Expanded Roles in the Military

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Expanded Roles in the Military

Though some aspects of the military have played an active role in domestic disaster preparedness (Army Corps of Engineers) and response (National Guard) for some time, the role of active duty military forces had been very limited in domestic disasters and emergencies. Since the 1980’s, and especially post-9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, the passing of counter-terrorism and Homeland Security related legislation has created an expanded role for not only the traditional response of the National Guard, but for active duty military forces as well. Using your text as a guide, along with additional research on relevant legislation, submit a discussion post outlining the advantages and disadvantages of this expanded role for the military. Be sure to include what limiting legal factors there have been, might still remain, or if there should be limitations. Include what problems, if any, you believe can be caused by this expanded role.