Accession Number : ADA604388


Title :   The Case for Commitment to Haiti


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Connolly, Sean P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a604388.pdf


Report Date : 14 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to explore the reasons the US should commit to a long-term reconstruction effort in Haiti and some possible methods of doing so. The reality is that any investment in Haiti for the short-term must be an enduring investment in Haiti as decades of fleeting solutions by well meaning institutions have resulted in long-term stability problems for Haiti. There are four distinct reasons that the US should commit to Haiti in order to attempt break this cycle: 1) the GOH cannot do it alone; 2) the US has the resources and expertise to contribute to the effort; 3) the extent of the current crisis has provided a unique window of opportunity; and 4) the US, as the predominant power in the region, can ill-afford a failed state in its own back yard.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *HAITI , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CASE STUDIES , COSTS , EARTHQUAKES , FOREIGN POLICY , HURRICANES , INDONESIA , INFRASTRUCTURE , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , NATURAL DISASTERS , STABILITY , STRATEGY , TASK FORCES , UNITED NATIONS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE