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):

Report Date:

2010-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE