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Defense Management: U.S. Southern Command Demonstrates Interagency Collaboration, but Its Haiti Disaster Response Revealed Challenges Conducting a Large Military Operation

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Pendleton,John H. (Author)
Format:
Pamphlet
Publication Date:
Jul 2010
URL:
http://www.gao.gov/assets/310/307800.pdf
Published:
United States Government Accountability Office
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Haiti, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, Government agencies, Humanitarian assistance, Disaster relief, Military operations, Military and defense policy
Notes:
47 p., US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has been cited as having mature interagency processes and coordinating mechanisms, but as evidenced by the earthquakes that shook Haiti in January 2010, the challenges that SOUTHCOM faces require coordinated efforts from US government agencies, international partners, and nongovernmental and private organizations. This report (1) assesses the extent that SOUTHCOM exhibits key attributes that enhance and sustain collaboration with interagency and other stakeholders and (2) evaluates SOUTHCOM's approach for developing an organizational structure that facilitates interagency collaboration and positions the command to conduct a full range of missions.