Tag: Pacific

Featured article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations by Benjamin Cabana There are two things for certain when it comes to the study of the interagency process for successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. First, a successful operation requires the coordinated application of the three tools […]

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Featured article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific by Patrick J. Wesner and Brett D. Fuller The United States must use its diplomatic, economic, and military tools simultaneously when assisting aspiring partners. — National Security Strategy, December 2017 The recently released U.S. National Security Strategy (2017 NSS) highlights the importance of strengthening international partnerships […]

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Featured article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua Parker and David A. Anderson Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, it became clear he wanted to shift U.S. foreign policy focus away from the Middle East to Asia. His immediate goal was withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq and gradually bringing an […]

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Earlier this month Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke on the Department of Defense’s ongoing rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. While speaking to the sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, Carter said that “the Department of Defense is operationalizing the next phase of the rebalance and rebalancing it for the long term. We’re bringing […]

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In December, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, or the EPREP. The EPREP is designed to guide interagency humanitarian action in the Pacific…

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