Description: Several scholarly works have documented a heightened military involvement in responding to natural and man-made disasters. This is due to both the historical focus of the military on responding to domestic disasters and the recent impact of large-scale terrorist attacks on the U.S. territory. While retaining its primary role of safeguarding the country from external threats, the military has become one of the main partners of federal, state, and local agencies in disaster response operations, providing its available resources, logistical capacity, and operational services effectively used against both man-made and natural disasters. This article discusses the role of the military in responding to natural and man-made disasters and explores the historical involvement of military in disaster management.
Author: Naim Kapucu
Published In: European Journal of Economic and Political Studies 4, no. 2 (2011): pp 7-33.
Publisher: The Graduate School of Social Sciences, Fatih University, Istanbul
Publication place and date: Istanbul, 2011