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  • Military tells Bush U.S. needs a national plan

    09/25/2005 12:48:41 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 25, 2005
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Military officials told President Bush today that the U.S. needs a national plan to coordinate search and rescue efforts following natural disasters or terrorist attacks. (snip) Bush got an update about the federal hurricane response from military leaders at Randolph Air Force Base. He heard from Lt. Gen. Robert Clark, joint military task force commander for Hurricane Rita, and Maj. Gen. John White, a task force member, who described search and rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina as a "train wreck." With Katrina, "we knew the coordination piece was a problem," White said. He said better coordination...