The Case for Commitment to Haiti
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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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.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics