TITLE

"Have the Sick and Wounded Been Forgotten Again?"

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2004, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As the former Chief of Medical Planning, Readiness, and Logistics for Air Combat Command, the author read Captain A. Smith's article with great interest. His critical points boil down to two issues—the need to fundamentally change how the naval medical services manage mass casualties, and the need for jointness. The United States Navy lacks the ability to respond quickly and effectively to a mass casualty situation, be it a result of Marine casualties on shore or an attack on a ship. The Navy's shipboard capabilities cannot accommodate more than a few injuries. If a carrier was successfully attacked by a cruise missile there would be hundreds of burned and injured sailors.
ACCESSION #
13987697

 

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