Accession Number:

ADA346505

Title:

Turning the Tide on Domestic Disaster Relief

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

An unintended consequence of current domestic disaster policy is the ever greater consumption of our national resources during times of severely constrained budgets. Our challenge is to responsibly reverse the trend in disaster resource consumption, while still accomplishing policy aims, so that scarce resources are available for competing foreign and domestic policy objectives. Fiscal responsibility demands that U.S. domestic disaster relief strategy be firmly focused on the deliberate reduction of local, state and territorial governmental reliance on avoidable, yet oft repeated and costly federal disaster relief. Wise preventive steps today achieved through the deliberate targeting of scarce resources will yield a more disaster resistant America, lessening the reactive burdens posed by future natural disasters.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE