defense emergency


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defense emergency

An emergency condition that exists when: a. a major attack is made upon US forces overseas or on allied forces in any theater and is confirmed by either the commander of a command established by the Secretary of Defense or higher authority; or b. an overt attack of any type is made upon the United States and is confirmed either by the commander of a command established by the Secretary of Defense or higher authority.
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However, the Court found that the design and construction of the Command Center were executed in good faith within the scope of the City's civil defense functions under the Defense Emergency Act.
We limited our review of DOD's guidance to the initial funds placed in the Defense Emergency Response Fund.
He made the remarks in response to a question from an opposition lawmaker who asked if in the event of a defense emergency the government might ask the media for an arrangement under which they would refrain from reporting certain matters.
Al-Amr affirmed the integration of efforts of all government agencies involved in the implementation of Civil Defense emergency response plans during this year's Haj season to provide the highest levels of safety for pilgrims during their stay in the holy sites.
A1/2We now face the reality that there is no chance that anyone could have survived this long,e Civil Defense Emergency Management national controller John Hamilton told a news conference Thursday.

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