Cooperation Between Defense and Other Agencies   [open pdf - 900KB]

Introduction by Rear Admiral (Retired) John F. Sigler. Initial Reactions: Coordinating with the First Responders presented by Brig. Gen. Craig T. Boddington. Promoting Stability and Capability: Regional Cooperative Initiatives presented by Mr. Paul Malik. Turkish Earthquakes: Response, Lessons Learned, New Procedures and Mechanisms presented by Professor Mustafa Erdik. Medical Responses presented by Dr. Abdul Wahab Al-Mosleh. As we move closer to the workshops that will build upon the work started in Oman in 2000, we have seen some common threads in our discussions so far on Environmental Security. First, events can occur in our environment, whether natural or man-made, that can have a significant impact upon national and regional security. Second, prior planning, preparation and information sharing are absolutely critical to having an adequate response. Finally, because of our unique capabilities, militaries have a valid role in preventing where possible, and responding where necessary, to environmental crises. Sometimes the military will be in charge, with multiple other agencies involved. Quite often the military will be supporting the other agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, that are responding to the crisis. This panel further addresses this last point. In prior planning, preparation and execution, coordination between military and civil organizations is critical.

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Environmental Security Planning, Prevention, and Disaster Response in the Arabian Gulf. Qatar Armed Forces at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar, April 16-17, 2000.ch.5, p.93-134
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