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The Department of State hosted representatives from Australia, India, and Japan for the International Consequence Management Exercise (Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson) in Anchorage, Alaska.

As part of the Quad Counterterrorism Working Group’s efforts, this multi-day event included presentations and a tabletop exercise focused on promoting Quad consequence management cooperation in response to a terrorist incident.

Participants explored what capabilities and support the Quad Counterterrorism Working Group could offer to a regional partner during a crisis and how the Quad might coordinate these offers of assistance.

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathryn Insley delivered the opening remarks to more than 30 participants from the Quad partner countries.

The Quad is an essential multilateral grouping that convenes four likeminded democracies – the United States, Australia, India, and Japan – to make tangible progress on pressing challenges within the region and support a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.

U.S. Department of State

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