Former Coast Guard commandant reflects on Gulf oil spill
from The Associated Press via Military Times
Governments face bigger challenges in responding to disasters, in part because the calamities seem to be getting bigger, the retired Coast Guard commandant who oversaw the cleanup of the largest oil spill in U.S. history said. Retired Adm. Thad Allen, 62, said the biggest change in disaster response may be how advances like the Internet have altered the public's involvement and expectations.
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