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Also located in the JFHQ is the National Guard Counterdrug (CD) Program. Since 1989, the National Guard, works with their state Governor in conjunction with interagency organizations to perform interdiction and anti-drug activities in a fight against illicit drugs. The type of military support provided by the National Guard can range reconnaissance, technical assistance, general support, civil operations, and counterdrug training. "Interagency partners include state, local, and tribal law enforcement organizations, as well as several federal agencies—Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Treasury—all involved in efforts to disrupt and dismantle the leadership and financial of major drug-trafficking
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armed forces have proved their worth as a critical part of the total force. The operational successes of the National Guard prompted Congress to revisit the utilization of the Reserve Component (RC). Playing both an operational and strategic functions, the RC provides capabilities across the full range of military operations to meet U.S. defense …show more content…
By embracing the unity of effort, the National Guards mandate to maintain statutory responsibilities in operations with federalized and non-federalized forces. Additionally, by the directive, the resources to meet readiness requirements were emphasized.
DOD Directive 1200.7 codified nine principles in policy for managing the Reserve Components as an operational force.
1. Recognition at the national level has entered a period of extended conflict that would require continued operational contributions from the Reserve Components.

2. Recognition of homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities as a central defense mission with a fundamental role for the RC and the National Guard in

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