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Pakistan Earthquake Relief Operations
Observations Report December 2005
Challenges identified included airdrop missions, command and control, force protection, host nation coordination, humanitarian response, information dissemination, in-transit visibility, personnel, push versus pull deployments, priority of need, and theater airlift control. Airpower capabilities need to be ready to provide support, but should delay deployment until the need is determined and requested by the commander on the ground. Also, the details, such as how services are provided and where activities occur must be coordinated with the host nation. The theater airlift system needs to be faster for more immediate movement needs and one command needs to be the single source for taskings and decisions, then clearly identified to all participants. Relief response could be faster and the capability to identify cargo being moved needs more fidelity and visibility. Personnel accountability needs to be included early and replacements could be accomplished better. Finally, information dissemination could be accomplished with fewer briefings and reports.

The complete report can be found on the SIPR JLLIS website. under the link for HAF L2 Document Library


Standardizing U.S. Military Foreign Disaster Relief with the U.N.

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