Many people do not realize the amount of incredible training the military can get after a natural disaster and as you might assume after Hurricane Katrina it looked like a war zone in New Orleans. And many issues to deal with all resemble the aftermath of the flooded out city. For instance one serious issue in wartime is biological weapons and it is as serious today as the Nerve Gas was in WWI.It is for this reason that this serious issue has resurfaced in an online think tank when one member Swift from Las Vegas writes; "I wonder, too, if there is some affect on metal that might provide some interesting answers for what needed to be strengthened on military vehicles.".Of course referring to all the vehicles, buses and trucks submerged or underwater for weeks in the New Orleans soup bowl.
And I would hope we already know the answer to those types of questions, but in case we do not, I too would like to read a complete summary on this, not a government study, a real get your hands dirty study and really get into the metal fatigue issues. And potential cures to the problem such as laser light re-strengthening of metal. And what about the bio-toxins too, how do you clean the cars or in a wartime event the tanks, trucks and Humvees properly?.
Swift also writes; "There always is a positive bunch of knowledge that comes out of disasters, if anyone looks at the situation in a different way.".Indeed this is very true. There are always combinations of circumstances and this can help us develop better protocols for safe and accurate identification of problems and bio threats as well as better prepare us for potential threats of the future. Please consider all this in 2006..