Response to International Disasters
Is the United Nations the organization best suited to coordinate the response to international disasters? Why or why not? If not, who do you believe should be given the task of such coordination?
The Posse Comitatus Act limits the involvement of the US military in domestic operations but not international disasters. Do you believe the US military would be better equipped than the Department of Homeland Security to lead the federal response to domestic disasters? Why or why not?
Evaluate the possibility of corruption or abuse by private foundations that step in to assist a poor country dealing with the aftermath of a disaster or crisis. Provide an example if possible. Does disaster relief make recipient nations more dependent or more independent?