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U.S. dispatches aid for Philippine typhoon recovery on Veteran’s Day

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 11, 2013

The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.

Typhoon Haiyan was a maximum category-five storm with gusts of up to 235 mph, and authorities say in the city of Tacloban, Leyte, alone, 10,000 could be dead.

Meanwhile, a team of about 90 U.S. Marines and sailors have been dispatched to the nation, and more humanitarian relief is on the way.

But reports from Manilla suggest that social unrest and criminal activity may further complicate the U.S. mission.

As we salute our men and women in uniform here’s hoping they have the strategy and resources in place to deal with this catastrophe.

About the Author

Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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