The Katrina GMIPoll also reveals that a sizable portion of Americans are in search of additional military resources
to assist with post-storm stabilization and recovery, with 48 percent believing troops currently in Iraq should be brought home to focus on the domestic need of cleaning up Katrina's aftermath.
The United States and NATO do not have the military resources
in Afghanistan to seal off the border with Pakistan; the three US brigades to be deployed to Afghanistan will not redress this problem.
Better coordination of civil and military resources
against the delicate backdrop of the cohabitation of civil and humanitarian staff will also be on the agenda.
The report's author, Professor Jeffrey Record, said the anti-terrorism campaign is "strategically unfocused, promises more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate US military resources
in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security".
While many other federal programs are at risk, the use of military resources
reinforces the need for higher military budgets, especially with the DHS' expanding bureaucracy.
Referring to the fact that military resources
are being currently allocated mostly to provinces having the most fighting, he however stressed the need of a balanced and province-based perspective.
The discussion on civil-military coordination is set to look in particular at how the EU might deploy military resources
in response to natural catastrophes, including the question of strategic transport.
He added: "No European state has either the financial or the military resources
to respond to this threat alone.
With the loss of military resources
such as the 175th Medical Brigade, DMAT teams have remained one of the few organized medical resources available for disaster response.
But he warned: "Unless it is provided with the economic, political and military resources
with which to work, there is a risk the UN could be left to pick up the pieces.
The fall of the Soviet Union is one of those historic milestones, catapulting the United States into the rare position of being the "sole superpower with vast economic, political, diplomatic, and military resources
," a position that should generate wide discussion on possible American courses of action.
Liaison officers from the EUMS have been posted to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) offices in Bangkok and Rome to help co-ordinate the military resources
available to the United Nations and identify current and future needs.