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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1909

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the establishment of 
a unified combatant command for homeland security of the United States, 
                        and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            February 4, 2002

   Mr. Bond introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
              referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the establishment of 
a unified combatant command for homeland security of the United States, 
                        and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. HOMELAND SECURITY COMMAND.

    (a) Establishment.--(1) Chapter 6 of title 10, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 169. Unified combatant command for homeland security
    ``(a) Establishment.--The President, through the Secretary of 
Defense, shall establish under section 161 of this title a unified 
combatant command for homeland security of the United States 
(hereinafter in this section referred to as the `homeland security 
command'). The principal function of the command is to prepare forces 
to carry out assigned missions for the homeland security of the United 
States.
    ``(b) Forces.--The units and personnel of the Armed Forces 
designated by the President to provide homeland security of the United 
States shall comprise the homeland security command.
    ``(c) Commander and Deputy Commander.--(1) The commander of the 
homeland security command shall hold the grade of general or, in the 
case of an officer of the Navy, admiral while serving in that position, 
without vacating his permanent grade. The commander of such command 
shall be appointed to that grade by the President, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate, for service in that position.
    ``(2) The deputy commander of the homeland security command shall 
be a commissioned officer of the Army National Guard of the United 
States or the Air National Guard of the United States who has 
significant experience at the tactical and operational levels and is 
qualified by reason of experience to advise the commander on all 
matters relating to the use of the Army National Guard and the Air 
National Guard.''.
    (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is 
amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``169. Unified combatant command for homeland security.''.
    (b) Headquarters.--In the establishment of the combatant command 
for homeland security of the United States under section 169 of title 
10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), the location of 
the headquarters of the command shall be selected on the basis of the 
following criteria:
            (1) The location is geographically central within the 
        United States so that the furnishing of logistical and 
        administrative support throughout the area of operational 
        responsibility of the command is optimized.
            (2) The location is not near a major population center.
            (3) As of the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
        location has existing infrastructure in use by the Armed Forces 
        for the development of doctrine and the furnishing of training 
        support and maneuver services specifically tailored to defense 
        against and response to asymmetric terroristic threats, 
        including those involving the use of chemical agents, 
        biological agents, or radiological or nuclear weapons.
    (c) Limitation.--In establishing the combatant command for homeland 
security of the United States, the President shall allocate personnel 
and assets to the command in a manner that--
            (1) uses assets of the Department of Defense existing on 
        the date of the enactment of this Act; and
            (2) does not cause an increase in the total number of 
        personnel comprising all headquarters of the unified combatant 
        commands above the total number of personnel comprising all 
        headquarters of the unified combatant commands that are in 
        existence on that date.
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