Volume XVII Notes from The Editor

April 2021 Issue The April 2021 Issue of Homeland Security Affairs features an essay analyzing how intentional violent attacks complicate response to mass casualty incidents (MCIs), a research article examining the leadership skills required by senior military officials during domestic crisis-disaster response operations, and a research article that examines the relationship between risk reduction and

How Violent Attacks Are Changing The Demands of Mass Casualty Incidents: A Review of The Challenges Associated with Intentional Mass Casualty Incidents

By Luke Hodgson Abstract Antagonistically induced mass casualty incidents (MCI) introduce unique conditions that are rarely addressed in current MCI policies. Many of today’s MCIs are intentional acts of violence, such as mass shootings, improvised explosions, mass stabbings, vehicle rammings, and other similar assault tactics. Not only have the methods changed, so too have the

Senior Military Leadership in Domestic Operations: An Exploratory Study

By William A. Denny Abstract While the vast majority of training, education, and leader development experiences for military officers are related to operations overseas, civil support operations are conducted in a radically different environment. This article reports on an exploratory study on how senior military leaders perceive leadership during a crisis-disaster response in the U.S.

Risk Reduction and Deterrence: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

By Eric Taquechel Abstract Government documents and academic articles focus on risk reduction and deterrence, sometimes simultaneously. With limited resources, how should CIKR stakeholders invest? If the objective is to deter, that may have certain implications for investment. If the objective is to reduce risk, that may have different implications. However, what if the objective