This is written as a continuation of Dr. Schaefer’s recent article entitled, “The Use of the Regular Militaries for Natural Disaster Assistance: Climate Change and the Increasing Need for Changes to the Laws in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Other Countries.” 2 Perhaps few other areas have affected so many people than the Covid-19 pandemic. Coupled with this has been the struggle over the use of force by the military and police in the age of “black lives matters” and the movements that have been transpired as a result. With the increased global warming likely to continue to give rise for an ever- growing number of catastrophic hurricanes, typhoons, and other natural disasters, budgets for these events should not be cut or force limited due to a fear of using such force by the regular military to save lives under what is termed here the “Somalia effect” whereby a recent event might limit such usage in times of crises, and as a result lives will be lost.
Donald D.A. Schaefer,
The Use of Regular Militaries for Natural Disasters After a Major Event where the Military was seen as a Failure - the Somalia Effect in the Age of Black Lives Matters and COVID-19,
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