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Ten Years After 9/11: Challenges for the Decade to Come


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Paul Stockton

Paul N. Stockton is the assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs. In this position, he is responsible for the supervision of homeland defense activities, defense support of civil authorities, and Western Hemisphere security affairs for the Department of Defense. From 2002 – 2006, Assistant Secretary Stockton served as director of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Assistant Secretary Paul Stockton issues an invitation to practitioners and academics to work in partnership with the Department of Defense to build on the far-reaching progress that has already occurred since 9/11. Stockton identifies two areas that require specific attention: defense support to civil authorities and “a little-known but vital realm of preparedness: civil support to defense.”

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Stockton, Paul. “Ten Years After 9/11: Challenges for the Decade to Come.” Homeland Security Affairs 7, 10 Years After: The 9/11 Essays (September 2011)