March 18, 2011

Extreme Crises: Reassessing U.S. Preparedness after Japan

By Brian Burton and Patrick M. Cronin

Extreme Crises: Reassessing U.S. Preparedness after Japan, calls for a reassessment of U.S. civilian and military crisis response capabilities. Patrick Cronin and Brian Burton write that "U.S. policymakers have not sufficiently considered the impact of limited finances and stretched military capabilities on crisis response in a systematic way, or planned for crises that strike in such quick succession." As a result, "the United States needs to reassess its real readiness to cope with multiple crises."

Authors

  • Brian Burton

  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...

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