The United States must do more to prepare for natural disasters on the scale of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In addition, the commander of U.S. Northern Command says, more cooperation is necessary to combat transnational criminal organizations. Defense.gov says that Navy Admiral James Winnefeld stressed his command’s role in preparing for natural or manmade disasters. Winnefeld testified before the House Armed Services Committee that in the past year he has tried to achieve unity of command and control over state and federal military forces to respond together in case of disaster.
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