TITLE

Indefensible

AUTHOR(S)
Ackerman
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;9/19/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 12, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Criticizes the United States government for its lack of preparedness for a catastrophical emergency, as seen in the response to Hurricane Katrina. Report that homeland security expert Jim Carafano has urged a greater organizational focus on disaster relief; Overextension of the National Guard due to its involvement in both domestic and foreign affairs; Role of the government in mitigating a domestic disaster.
ACCESSION #
18222824

 

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