EXCLUSIVE: Here Is One Action the U.S. Can Take Now to Deter a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan
According to the official website of the U.S. military health system, humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) are core capabilities of the Department of Defense, which has quickly deployed relief personnel and resources to all corners of the globe:
- In Operation Tomodochi, after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011â€”U.S. forces were instrumental in delivering food, water, blankets, clothing, and medical supplies to support Japanese civilian and military partners.
- During Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Service Members were on the ground working with the Philippine military to provide essential medical treatment and supplies.
- During the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Service Members were involved in constructing treatment centers and providing logistical support to stem the spread of infection.
- In the aftermath of the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake, U.S. military personnel were instrumental in supporting relief efforts with transportation and medical treatment, and where previous training exercises with the Nepalese military significantly improved their capacity to respond to the crisis.