On 22 July 1982 President Reagan revised US mobilization policy through NSDD 47. His goal was to develop an emergency mobilization preparedness capability that will ensure that government at all levels, in partnership with the private sector and the American people, can respond decisively and effectively to any major national emergency, with defense of the United States as the first priority.
Foster, Gregory D. and McPherson, Karen A.
"Mobilization for Low Intensity Conflict,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 38
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol38/iss4/6