Accession Number : ADA470757


Title :   Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Communications for the 21st Century


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Daly, Charles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a470757.pdf


Report Date : 10 May 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Communication requirements for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief operations (HADR) differ from conventional combat operations -- the military commander requires an unclassified, information-sharing architecture to effectively collaborate and coordinate with the civilian agencies and organizations involved in such an operation. The military response is often at the operational level but this response can have strategic effects on U.S. prestige and credibility in a given region. All combatant commands must be ready to respond to a humanitarian crisis or natural disaster, and to do so effectively they must share information with civilian entities in the operating environment. This paper will do the following: analyze Operation Unified Assistance, the United States Pacific Command's response to the 2004 tsunami natural disaster; draw conclusion about the communications architecture used in this operation; and discuss the lessons learned for operational commanders who are involved in HADR communications and collaboration.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , *TSUNAMIS , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , *NATURAL DISASTERS , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , LESSONS LEARNED , UNITED NATIONS , THAILAND , SRI LANKA , INDONESIA , COOPERATION , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , ORGANIZATIONS , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , CASE STUDIES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Systems
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE