domestic emergencies

domestic emergencies

Emergencies affecting the public welfare and occurring within the 50 states, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US possessions and territories, or any political subdivision thereof, as a result of enemy attack, insurrection, civil disturbance, earthquake, fire, flood, or other public disasters or equivalent emergencies that endanger life and property or disrupt the usual process of government. The term domestic emergency includes any or all of the emergency conditions defined below: a. civil defense emergency--A domestic emergency disaster situation resulting from devastation created by an enemy attack and requiring emergency operations during and following that attack. It may be proclaimed by appropriate authority in anticipation of an attack. b. civil disturbances--Riots, acts of violence, insurrections, unlawful obstructions or assemblages, or other disorders prejudicial to public law and order. The term civil disturbance includes all domestic conditions requiring or likely to require the use of Federal Armed Forces pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15 of Title 10, United States Code. c. major disaster--Any flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or other catastrophe which, in the determination of the President, is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant disaster assistance by the Federal Government under Public Law 606, 91st Congress (42 United States Code 58) to supplement the efforts and available resources of State and local governments in alleviating the damage, hardship, or suffering caused thereby. d. natural disaster--All domestic emergencies except those created as a result of enemy attack or civil disturbance. See also civil defense emergency; civil disturbance; major disaster; natural disaster.
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Further policies around a flexible working framework and special leave policies for domestic emergencies are being developed this year.
And as our deficits continue to grow it significantly harms our military readiness, the ability to equip our National Guard to respond to domestic emergencies, and ability to properly care for our Veterans.
Duterte should have imposed martial law only in areas where there was 'serious disturbance to peace and order, or serious domestic emergencies as in the case of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur.
More frequent deployment of the army in domestic emergencies might not satisfy those who joined primarily to fight, but it can do wonders for civilian-military relations and could encourage recruitment to the reserve.
This program also ensures that our military has and maintains a ready reserve force of 46 sealift vessels for use during war and domestic emergencies.
Whether for the stated practical need of trained and ready reservists for domestic emergencies, or the political need to win votes in the some 100 communities where those reserve units are situated, it was all too much for Andrew Leslie.
Choking is one of the most feared domestic emergencies and at Christmas, when there are lots of toys and lots to eat, there is an increased risk.
that is, for any number of reasons (health, domestic emergencies, just needing a break, whatever) they drop out for an issue.
The board voted 3-2 - with Commissioners Pete Sorenson and Rob Handy dissenting - to adopt resolutions in support of increased logging on federal lands in the Northwest in response to domestic emergencies and as a part of international humanitarian aid packages.
Because of the numerous domestic emergencies and the regional unrest, it is imperative that Lebanon get a new government quickly, and the interests of Lebanon should determine the formation of that cabinet.
Homeland defense gets prominent billing, with the Defense Department gaining a bigger role in supporting civilian authorities for domestic emergencies and disasters.
Therefore, most of the missions of the military today, to include arms control, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, combating terrorism, and civil support in domestic emergencies, reside in the domain of Clausewitz's definition of strategy.