Accession Number:

ADA282393

Title:

Operation Sea Angel: A Case Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Cyclone Marian struck 110 miles off the southeast coast of Bangladesh on the evening of 29 April 1991, resulting in widespread death and destruction. The United States provided immediate practical assistance in emergency and short-term recovery operations by establishing a Contingency Joint Task Force CJTF and launching Operation Sea Angel OSA. The bulk of CJTF forces were from Amphibious Group 3 and the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade 5th MEB, enroute home from the Persian Gulf, supplemented by Army and Air Force elements. This case study examines a variety of lessons learned from the operation and specifically analyzes their relationship to demographic trends in the less- developed world.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE