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Spring 2016 65 tactics, techniques, and procedures at the operational level are similar, if not the same. Third, antiterrorism and physi- cal security share many resources at the operational level. With these considerations in mind, Army commanders and leaders fnd a natural tendency to closely align antiterror- ism and physical security during deliberate planning and troop-leading activities. Antiterrorism Standard 13 for physical security mea- sures provides specifc direction for physical security capa- bilities required to support the antiterrorism program. The Antiterrorism Standard 13 requirements include— • Develop a holistic security system to counter terrorist capabilities. • Establish multilayered defense in depth. • Integrate and synchronize detection, assessment, delay or denial, communications, and response capabilities. • Develop area of responsibility and other mission-specifc policies. • Coordinate and integrate tenant and unit plans and mea- sures. These requirements equate to mission-type orders, prov- ing that no two situations are alike. Every situation neces- sitates a unique assessment and response to attain a protection level tailored to the existing threat. The require- ment for defense in depth specifcally provides for resilient prevention of a successful terrorist act against the Service, command, unit, or facility. In many ways, this provides the pivot point for physical security integration into antiterror- ism. On one side of defense in depth, we achieve holistic pro- tection and this is counterbalanced by the need to integrate physical security defensive elements (detection, assessment, delay or denial, communications, and response), area- or mission-specifc requirements, and tenant unit coordination. While holistic security is the objective at the tactical and operational levels, defense in depth against terrorist activity is a performance requirement. Antiterrorism Standard 13 provides fve activities or essential elements to achieve an adequate physical security posture, while Army Regulation (AR) 525-2, , provides six prin- ciples for implementation, as outlined in Figure 1. The imple- mentation principles and the requirements of Antiterrorism Standard 13 are congruent and become visible through the implementation of physical security measures at the unit, facility, and installation levels. By evaluating antiterrorism physical security measures against the elements and prin- ciples in Figure 1, Army leaders, antiterrorism offcers, anti- terrorism coordinators, and physical security inspectors can ensure that they are developing a comprehensive, holistic, and effective physical security system. For example, when activities ensure that the protection principles of security, scalability, and redundancy are incorporated in physical se- curity detection and assessment measures, they increase the likelihood of physical security system success by eliminat- ing single points of failure and assuring availability of the measures in any environment. When physical security mea- sures incorporate the protection program principles of being forward-looking and having an end-state focus, the mea- sures directly align with commander and leader priorities, Figure 1. Principles for implementation of The Army Protection Program  4, 5

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