Combating Terrorism and Enhancing Regional Stability and Security through Disaster Preparedness

  • November 15, 2004
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard, RADM Robert T Moeller, RADM John F Sigler

Uninterrupted access to and use of critical infrastructure in the Arabian Gulf region are key to the successful prosecution of the Global War on Terror. To maintain access and use, the U.S. Central Command and its Gulf Region partners must deny outside organizations the ability to influence these requirements through terrorism. Essential to this will be information sharing and shared capabilties. To facilitate this endstate, theater security cooperation initiatives that promote regional collaboration are underway to improve national disaster preparedness capabilities and effective disaster preparedness training with partner nations.