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the Homeland Security mission may suffer. We have
heard the adjutants general's concern that they were
not an integral part of the Department of Defense's
decision-making process as it relates to BRAC.
All of the above issues concern us as
commissioners, the most important being the
potential effect of the DoD recommendation of the
Homeland Security mission. No mission is greater
nor ever been more historically apparent in our duty to
protect America's homeland. Since September 11th,
2001, our nation witnessed several state and local
partners -- public partners working together like
We've transformed our intelligence
enforcement and response communities at the federal
and state level. We have mobilized our air and sea
defenses, including the United States Coast Guard,
to adapt to this enhanced mission. With those concerns
come this hearing, we have invited a
representative of the Department of Homeland
Security to testify to this impact. We are pleased
to welcome Rear Admiral Tim Sullivan, who will speak
in a minute. We've also invited the Adjutants
General Association of the United States to provide
issue-oriented testimony about the effects of the
DOD recommendation and the effects that it will have
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United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. certified Atlanta Transcript (TAG) 063005, text, November 7, 2005; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc24463/m1/4/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.