Thursday, January 21, 2010
In the article "U.S. Forces in Haiti to Grow to 20,000" By John J. Kruzel what matters is 20,000 U.S. troops will be supporting relief efforts in Haiti by Jan. 24. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade and thousands of other troops operating afloat off the Haitian coast and on shore are distributing provisions, assisting in medical operations and helping to maintain security.I think that sending our troops and supplies to Haiti will help them feel safe from another earthquake because they know that they will have help if another earthquake occurs. The Department of Defense pledged up to $20 million in emergency relief funds in days for Haiti, and sprang troops into action following the quake. The Red Cross is also funding relief in Haiti.