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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: drugs, therapy, life, terror, imaginary, real, lives, ravaged, schizophrenia
Number of Pages: 14
ISBN-10: 142232625X
ISBN-13: 9781422326251

Author: J. Gordon Routley
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: florida, fires, wildland
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2004

The entire state of Florida was ravaged by an unprecedented series of wildland and urban interface fires during the period from late-May to mid-July, 1998. The total response to these fires, combining local, state and federal resources, may be the largest ever assembled in the United States. The magnitude and complexity of the operations seriously challenged the capacity of existing incident management systems.

Author: Soniya Carvalho
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: low, support, income, countries, stress, bank, world, fragile, states, ieg, review, engaging
Number of Pages: 258
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821368478
ISBN-13: 9780821368473

During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial progress on donor coordination at the international policy level. Significant challenges remain, however. Donor agendas have been overly ambitious and need to be made more selective, the effectiveness of donor programs needs to be improved after

Authors: Lynn E. Davis, Jill Rough, Gary Cecchine, Agnes G
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: planning, operations, army, lessons, katrina, hurricane
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833041673
ISBN-13: 9780833041678

The efforts undertaken by civilian and military organizations in response to Hurricane Katrina were historically unprecedented, but problems did arise in the military response that contributed to delays in accomplishing evacuations and relief operations across the storm-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, particularly New Orleans. A number of steps can be taken to enhance future military disaster-response efforts: give the National Guard the federal mission to conduct homeland security activities; make each National Guard unit capable of rapid deployment; prepare governors to call up G

Author: Indermit Singh Gill
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: bank, world, reflections, development, frontlines
Number of Pages: 369
Published: 2005-04-01
ISBN-10: 0821360418
ISBN-13: 9780821360415

In 'At the Frontlines of Development' former World Bank country directors recount their experiences, both as managers of the World Bank's programs in global economic hotspots of the 1990s as well as throughout their careers in development economics. These essays detail, among many stories of development in the 1990s, how China and India lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, while Russia collapsed; how Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mozambique remade their war-ravaged economies; and how Thailand, Turkey, and Argentina fell into financial crisis. These remarkable stories, told in first-person

Author: Geoffrey Biddle
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: city, alphabet
Number of Pages: 132
Published: 1992-12-28
ISBN-10: 0520079493
ISBN-13: 9780520079496

"My Moms was a good person. She cared, but she just couldn't hack us no more. She kept saying she gonna kill herself, too. The day she died, she told me that my father hit her, and I told her, That was good for you, for not cooking for him. And she left. I didn't know she took the pills, though. The next day, they told me she was dead."--PistolThis searing portrait of inner-city life takes us inside one of America's deadly urban battlefronts--the Puerto Rican neighborhood of Alphabet City on New York's Lower East Side. With unnerving clarity, Geoffrey Biddle shows us the people who live there,

Author: Richard Lee Armitage
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: afghanistan, pakistan, strategy
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 2010-11-01
ISBN-10: 0876094973
ISBN-13: 9780876094976

Ahead of President Obama's December review of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan, a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan finds that the current approach to the region is at a critical point. "We are mindful of the real threat we face. But we are also aware of the costs of the present strategy. We cannot accept these costs unless the strategy begins to show signs of progress," says the Task Force. While the Task Force offers a qualified endorsement of the current U.S. effort in Afghanistan, including plans t
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