Accession Number:

ADA525128

Title:

Matching Objectives in Disaster Relief Efforts: A Critical Evaluation of the U.S. Response in Haiti

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The U.S. response to the catastrophic earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12th, 2010, contains several examples of how the United States military failed to effectively translate the defined political objective into a clear and concise operational objective. As a result, our international partners, global and national media, and the Haitians themselves were left to wonder what the U.S. intentions were in response to the natural disaster that affected nearly three million people. The United States must be aware of these misperceptions and determine how they can prevent them in future missions. Through a more comprehensive strategic communications plan and better interagency collaboration, American political objectives are achievable.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE