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When Disaster Strikes, it's the U.S. Military That's Often the Most Capable Responder; Dean Stavridis Talks to PRI's The World

Dean Stavridis The Fletcher School


The Trump administration is stepping up US military involvement with disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria tore across the island Sept. 20, leaving almost no part of the US territory undamaged.

A week later, some were questioning the speed of the administration's response.

James Stavridis is a former supreme allied commander at NATO and current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. As a former US Navy admiral, Stavridis has experience with emergency response missions. He spoke with The World's Matthew Bell about US military involvement with the recovery operation in Puerto Rico.

Read the full interview with Dean Stavridis.