Originally Posted by perseus
This isn't a war situation no-one is trying to prevent supplies going in, it should be relatively straightforward to drop parachute supplies, it's only 1000km from Florida.
Actually that's not necessarily true.
In an emergency situation like the one you see in Haiti, you have to assume (correctly) that there will be hostile elements in the area.
Where to drop these troops, by what means they will fortify themselves and with what supplies they will offer what kind of help for how long and how often they can and will be resupplied are all issues.
There may be those trying to prevent supplies going in. Maybe not by the port but further inland you just never know.
I think plenty of help is getting there but no matter how you look at it, it is a logistical nightmare.
50,000+ dead... that is just unacceptable