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Military’s Role to Expand in Disaster Relief, disease outbreaks

The Pentagon is planning to take a larger role responding to “catastrophic” events within the United States such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks and is developing plans to use active duty troops to respond to an avian flu pandemic, the Defense Department’s top homeland security official said Wednesday. The lessons from Hurricane Katrina require that the military assume a greater role during major disasters, said Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Paul McHale. Full Story

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