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I am assigned to the national Security Council as part of the Biden Administration's ongoing assessment of global dynamics, write an argumentative response addressing from a Security cooperation standpoint, what advantages does the quadrilateral security dialogue (the Quad) as a group and its members of individual states (In general or list specific benefits from each of the US Quad Partners)? Potentially offer the US in terms of the Security cooperation purposes defined in JP 3-20? Evaluate how the different national interests of Japan, India, and Australia impact these potential benefits, particularly in regards to the group (the Quad) as a whole?

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the topic of 'The Quad' - a security dialogue between the US, Japan, India and Australia. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together an argumentative paper on the topic of security cooperation. I suggest using this simple outline:
1. About the Quad - 200 words
2. It's member states, advantages & disadvantages for the US - 300 words
3. JP3-20 Implications - 300 words
4. Differing national Interests impact - 300 words
5. Resources
This outline should cover what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. A word version is also attached. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

The Quad & the US Cooperation

The Quad or the 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue' (QSD) is a strategic security cooperation based on dialogue between the US, Australia, Japan and India, with the quad referring to its 4-member states. Initiated in 2007 by then Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and supported by Australian PM John Howard, Indian PM Manmohan Singh and then US VP Dick Cheney, it was a paralleled effort with the joint military exercise Exercise Malabar. Exercise Malabar is a permanent annual naval exercise by the US, India and Japan with diverse activities that include fighter combat operations through aircraft carriers via maritime interdiction operation, anti-submarine warfare, counter-insurgency operations, etc. as a response to increased Chinese military and economic power (The Week, 2022) to keep a 'free and open Indo-Pacific'. Criticised by China and its' allies as an 'Asian NATO', the Quad as a loose partnership has extended beyond military cooperation to provide humanitarian and disaster assistance as well as ...

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