China-Russia Sword Rattling Highlights Need for Stronger Community Preparedness emergency management network podcast

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If I wrote a piece about planning for a pandemic in April 2019 and warned you that communities needed to be ready for social distancing, supply chain issues, and a run on toilet paper, you would have thought I was crazy. After 9/11, critics stated that one of the problems emergency managers have is a failure of imagination. So, today, we need to discuss geopolitics. 

As tensions continue to rise between the United States and China, and with China’s aggressive stance towards Taiwan, it is becoming increasingly important for communities to prepare for the possibility of war. While the prospect of a world war may seem far-fetched, the reality is that it is always possible, and history has shown us the importance of being prepared.

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