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DOD’s Secret Katrina Inquiry October 4, 2005

Posted by Leita in Government, Hurricane, Internet, News, Politics.
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From: The Independent Online Edition.

A confidential inquiry commissioned by the Department of Defense details why the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina failed so miserably.

Relief efforts to combat Hurricane Katrina suffered near catastrophic failures due to endemic corruption, divisions within the military and troop shortages caused by the Iraq war, an official American inquiry into the disaster has revealed.

The confidential report, which has been seen by The Independent, details how funds for flood control were diverted to other projects, desperately needed National Guards were stuck in Iraq and how military personnel had to “sneak off post” to help with relief efforts because their commander had refused permission.

Worth a read, the analysis also blames former local government officials who redirected funds earmarked for flood management and used it on voter-popular projects. Military generals from several states were also held responsible for denying requests to go to the affected states and volunteer.

The purpose of keeping this “independent and critical review” confidential is….?

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