In a professionalized army, soldiers spend a great deal of time and effort in acquiring highly specialized skill sets, many of which are not necessarily appropriate to DSCA tasks. Of the DSCA tasks for which military forces have been deployed in the past, many of them have been in support of civil authority in the aftermath of an incident, such as providing aid after a major earthquake or other catastrophic event. Military forces may also find themselves increasingly tasked to provide protection for cyber systems and information. The last area in which we may expect to see increased involvement of military forces is in domestic counter terrorism. The range of support tasks that military forces provide to civil authorities has grown substantially since the end of the Cold War and, given the economic realities in Europe, the demands for soldiers to carry out civil supports tasks is likely to continue to grow.