DODD 2000.12(D) 04/13/99
DOD ANTITERRORISM (AT) PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||13 April 1999|
This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments (including the Reserve components) (including the Coast Guard when operating as a Military Service in the Navy), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components"). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard (when operating as a Military Service in the Navy), and the National Guard (when it is Federalized).
This Directive applies to all DoD personnel, both Military Service
members and the DoD civilian work force, the family members
(dependents) of DoD personnel, DoD Field Activities, DoD facilities,
and other DoD material resources (hereafter referred to collectively as
"DoD elements and personnel"). DoD elements and personnel under the
This Directive is applicable for the physical security of all DoD activities both overseas and in the 50 United States, its territories, and possessions.
DoD Directive 3025.15 (reference (i)) governs all DoD military assistance to civil authorities, including support in connection with incidents involving an act or threat of terrorism. The employment of U.S. military forces in response to acts or threats of domestic terrorism must be requested by the Attorney General and authorized by the President. All requests for assistance in responding to acts or threats of terrorism must be approved by the Secretary of Defense. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall assist the Secretary of Defense in implementing the DoD operational response to acts or threats of terrorism.
Policy and guidance on the conduct of DoD personnel seized by terrorists is contained in DoD Directive 1300.7 (reference (j)).
Policies governing Reserve component mobilization and accessibility are in DoD Directive 1235.10, and in DoD Instruction 1235.12 (references (k) and (l)).
Nothing in this Directive shall detract from, nor be construed to conflict with, the authorities and responsibilities of the Commanders of the Combatant Commands or the inherent responsibility of designated military commanders and/or Defense Agency heads to protect military installations, equipment, and personnel under their command.
There are several OSD staff elements responsible for many of the
functional areas described in this Directive as being elements of AT/FP
(e.g., physical security, operations security, intelligence,