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In recent years, countries in both Europe and North America have increasingly focused on the resilience of their armed forces, to ensure that military capacities are able to resist and recover from major shocks such as natural disasters, surprise armed attacks or threats to critical infrastructure. Civil preparedness is crucial to achieving this aim, forming a central pillar of Allies’ resistance within a NATO context. Such aspirations cannot be achieved by the Armed Forces alone and must be viewed as a national responsibility. This will require governments, business and civil society to work together to prepare our societies to respond to vulnerabilities within a changing security environment.