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The effectiveness of U.S. military intervention on Ebola depends on the government’s will and vision to direct vast military resources towards a public health response

Abramovitz, Sharon and Rodriguez, Olga and Arendt, Greig (2014) The effectiveness of U.S. military intervention on Ebola depends on the government’s will and vision to direct vast military resources towards a public health response. LSE American Politics and Policy (06 Oct 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last month, the U.S, launched Operation United Assistance, consisting of 3,000 troops deployed to West Africa in order to tackle the spread of Ebola in that region. Sharon Abramowitz, Olga Rodriguez, and Greig Arendt look at whether or not U.S. military intervention is a good or a bad thing. They write that the U.S. military should learn from its mistakes in previous disaster response relief operations, such as in Haiti, and ensure that it operates an effective chain of command, communications, transport, and maintains food security in the region. They argue that a worst case scenario can still be avoided if the U.S. military pursues a population based strategy that diffuses resources and skills throughout the effected centres.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 14:05
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 14:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60330

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