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dc.contributor.advisorWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorRay, Richard S.
dc.dateDec-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:13:56Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:13:56Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27894
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper attempts to determine whether the United States has appropriately scaled its maritime response to humanitarian disasters within the Pacific Region. The presence of excess capacity presents a number of difficulties and may indicate a failure to properly anticipate the operational environment due to the distinctive humanitarian nature of disaster assistance operations. By examining the maritime responses to the 2011 Great Japan Earthquake and tsunami, as well as the 2004 Aceh Earthquake and tsunami, I will look for consistencies in response and possible instances of excessive force laydowns in light of each respective disaster scenario. I believe this paper will indicate instances within which U.S. maritime assets do not undertake the role as primary agent in delivering aid and therefore fill operational space with capability that is either excessive or ill suited to the host nation.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleMeasured maritime responses to disaster relief scenarios in the Pacifcen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMalley, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorJapanen_US
dc.subject.authorHumanitarian Reliefen_US
dc.subject.authorDisaster Assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorForeign Humanitarian Affairs Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorGreat East Japan Earthquakeen_US
dc.subject.authorAceh Earthquake and Tsunamien_US
dc.subject.authorUSAIDen_US
dc.subject.authorOFDAen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Tomodachien_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US


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