30 Sep '17, 11pm

ハリケーン・マリナから9日。 プエルトリコで任務に就いている州兵は半数以下

ハリケーン・マリナから9日。 プエルトリコで任務に就いている州兵は半数以下

When a natural disaster strikes in the United States, one of the first lines of defense in calming the chaos is typically the National Guard. The service advertises doing so as a core mission, telling prospective guardsmen and women that, as "citizen-soldiers," they will be called upon to help friends and neighbors. But nine days after Hurricane Maria, a striking trend has emerged: Less than half of the 8,000 members of the Puerto Rico National Guard are currently on duty. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the top U.S. officer overseeing military operations on the island, attributed this to a combination of factors. Many personnel are dealing with the devastation in their own lives, he said, and some are responding instead in their full-time jobs as police, firefighters or other first responders. The struggle to activate National Guard troops comes as Puerto Rico grapples wi...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/9-days-ago-after-maria-le...

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