© 2013

Responding to Catastrophic Events

Consequence Management and Policies

  • Editors
  • Jeffrey A. Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background

  3. Federal Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Richard A. Love
      Pages 53-59
    3. Greg Moser, Garry Briese
      Pages 61-87
  4. Legal Issues, Communications, and Foreign Consequence Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. George Haddow
      Pages 139-157
    3. Brian Lewis
      Pages 159-175
  5. Case Studies

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Kerry M. Kartchner
      Pages 231-255
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-276

About this book


An introduction to the range of potential disaster scenarios, covering the issues and organizational relationships of importance to the student of consequence management. These include the roles, responsibilities, and coordination requirements of first responders, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the military.


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About the authors

Jeffrey Larsen, Larsen Consulting Group, USA James Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School, USA Richard Love, National Defense University, USA Jerry Barnhill, Hickory Hill Associates, USA Greg Moser, Khalifa University, UAE Garry Briese, Briese & Associates, USA Pat 'Doc' Pentland, Wyle CAS, USA George Haddow, Bullock & Haddow, USA C. Roderick Gillette, USA Brian Lewis, State Department, USA Erin Mahan, Office of the Secretary of Defense, USA Jessica Iannotti, Department of Defense, USA Shane Smith, National Defense University, USA Kerry Kartchner, US State Department, USA

Bibliographic information


"This book presents a comprehensive examination of the federal perspective, process, and practice of consequence management. It is a necessary book for first responders at every level and an essential desk reference for their commanders, managers, and planners." - Dr. James M. Smith, Director, Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, USA

"This is a very thoughtful set of essays that provides a comprehensive understanding of a complex and challenging landscape and advances our collective capacity to think clearly and act effectively. It will be an invaluable resource to a diverse community at all levels of government working to formulate and execute sound policy. It will also fill an important gap in the professional military education classroom." - Paul Bernstein, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University, USA