International Disaster Assistance and DoD!


By virtue of Presidential Executive Order DoD is the primary response organization for foreign disasters. Not the STATE department or its AID or OFDA!

Oddly perhaps DoD ignored its own talent and insights into foreign disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan. It did assist to some degree when up to a third of Pakistan was flooded in the last several years.

So in an extract from Steve Aftergood’s Secrecy Blog find the following info:


DOD SUPPORT TO FOREIGN DISASTER RELIEF

The Department of Defense has prepared a guide (large pdf) for military personnel who are engaged in foreign disaster relief operations, an endeavor which arises with some frequency.

“The U.S. Government (USG) responds to approximately 70-80 natural disasters across the globe each year. In approximately 10-15 percent of these disaster responses, the Department of Defense (DoD) lends support to the overall USG effort.”

“DoD disaster assistance can range from a single aircraft delivering relief supplies, to a fullscale deployment of a brigade-size or larger task force. Though the overall percentage of disasters requiring DoD support is relatively small, these disasters tend to be crises of the largest magnitude and/or the greatest complexity.”

The new guide “offers an overarching guide and reference for military responders in disaster relief operations.”  See “Department of Defense Support to Foreign Disaster Relief,” GTA-90-01-030, 13 July 2011.”

 

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One Response to International Disaster Assistance and DoD!

  1. The Department of Defense has to begin to focus most of its competencies and training to assist Americans here within our borders as the EU embrago against Iran is now taking shape, $110 cost per oil barrel a distant memory and mcuh hardship here within our own beloved nation w/the best trained and prepared soldiers to be readied here to help community after community and bring relief to more and more poverty ridden families as food and energy costs and increased taxes by local and state governments place a heavy burden on We the People here on ‘Main Street USa” – soon the reality of this inept and indifferent elitist and “Goldman Sachs” riddled WH and executive administration as well as the “good ‘ol boys…the beltway bandits” on both sides of the aisle will create much more financial stress from town to town and house to house and We here on “Main Street USA” many of whom are elders of the community are Not only concerned as to the besigement towards our Constitution, but towards the further depravity of those we have “entrusted” to serve the majority…only to see bigere and bigger government imposing itself and taking away not only the Rights of citizens, but the last bit of “change” in our pockets reminding us of the stories of those told to us by those who endured the Depression of 1929!

    All resources must ve focused for relief and assistance to US citisenry first. Let the German led EU with its right hand pal, the Vatican take on the responsibility for their own governing and people. Soon, a ten (10) nation EU will utilize its new fast deployment Army and shiny new Naval vessels to deal a direct blow to the “Brutes of Tehran” and let no one doubt the unthinkable, however as a betting man….German missles may well hit the US….The Assayrians have always been at the forefroont as we have seen in WWI and WWII and let know one believe that WWIII may not be at the hand of Germany who may think they will dupe the Jews, however they will again be very surprised..

    Foreign disaster relief should be held to a minimum. For years I have advocated that the US government accumulate commodities and stockpile such…all to deaf ears while the Chinese goverment has now stockpiled every imaginable commodity and food items for decades…confident that they will be able to feed and clothe their good people.

    Happy New Year – the Year of the Dragon…it will be a good year for China as it stockpiles its coal and iron ore, however it is time that We bring our 100+ WMD’s based in Europe home and strengthen our borders and defenses with an aging naval force and airplanes averaging some 24 years and little monies in the budget to replace them as this WH continues to spend its way in exponential numbvers now in excess of $15 trillion in defict.

    Our flgas here fly upseide down depicting the distress We feel here on “Main Street USA” and each and every day, the bankers who were bailed out and made monies kick out American families so underwater w/their hoes and children losing security, friend and even family as divorces result…

    God iis witness to all and much prior warning has been afforded us as a Judeo-Christian natin under siege from within….Keep the resources for local aid and spend more and more monies to train and support our local first responders as it is these dedicated me and women who rally at a moment’s notice and respond to our 911 call in desperation, such calls becoming more and more commonplace as this economy worsens and we have not seen the anguish and calamity which is the result of our “entrusting” those to serve and who pay no heed to the pledge in oath on the Bible to represent us, the majority of Americans who discard any political party as time proceeds and will vote for those who believe in term limits and strong commitment to the US Constitution!

    God be with us..God Bless us all and our beloved Republic!

    Christopher Tingus
    PO Box 1612
    Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA
    chris.tingus@gmail.com

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