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Reacting to Crisis: The Costs of First Response by the United States Navy

Aruna Apte
  • Naval Postgraduate School - Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Monterey, CA, 93943, USA
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Published Online: 2017-06-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2016-0046


The U.S. Navy has declared humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations as a core mission in support of the U.S. national security strategy. However little work has been done to illustrate which vessels are typically deployed for such operations or the costs of these deployments which, as contingencies, are not part of the regular defense budget. In this work we summarize some of the work that has been done in the area of cost analysis for U.S. Navy HADR operations and conclude with implications for policy makers.

Keywords: cost of disaster response; disaster response; humanitarian assistance; U.S. Navy


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Published Online: 2017-06-06

Funding Source: Naval Postgraduate School

Award identifier / Grant number: 15-021

Funding: Acquisition Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School, (Grant/Award Number: ‘15-021’).

Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 14, Issue 1, 20160046, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, ISSN (Print) 2194-6361, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2016-0046.

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