hawkeye (hawkeye7) wrote,

New Orleans

I'm highly recommending an article from this month's Military Review Title 10 Domestic Humanitarian Assistance: New Orleans. It's written in the usual gung ho American military style, but contains gems like this:

Finally, 2d Brigade’s troops, and especially its leaders, were grossly unprepared for the civil government-law enforcement dynamics and culture of New Orleans. Even in the United States, most military troops live in isolated, almost exclusively military communities. In such communities, junior leaders and noncommissioned officers, who are often ostensibly in a middle or lower-middle socioeconomic class, enjoy a typically low-crime work and home environment that is comparatively free of racial tensions. Army officers, noncommissioned officers, and junior enlisted Soldiers were ill prepared for the obvious socioeconomic and racial discrimination in post-Katrina New Orleans.
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