by Ed Beakley
Boundary Condition #1 (4)
UPDATE 16 March: See the comments below from PWH’s contributors and advisors
One significant element of an unconventional crisis as compared to other large catastrophes is the complex maps of actors – Catastrophic crises systematically involve an enormous variety of stakeholders, on an international scale.
Pictures from Japan: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2011/03/world/hires.japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T1
Preparation? Readiness? Thinking the unthinkable?
Initial earthquake damage, then explosions and massive fire, then 30 feet of water, then flooding., nuclear meltdown, massive radiation in the atmosphere. Where does response start, where is the forward edge of battle, where is the center of gravity? How does leadership define and shape this “battlespace?”
This most applies does it not? Unconventional Crisis: Parameters
Comments below reflect e-mail discussion that resulted from the recent announcement of the PWH blog Round #2 of the 2011 Boundary Conditions. They address ”unconventional crisis” in context of the catastrophic events ongoing in Japan: