RAND Review: Spring 2001
On the CoverMore than a week after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake devastated much of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Ishwardas Bawan holds his crying son, Ram, 4, while waiting for the boy's broken arm to be attended to at a field hospital on Feb. 3, 2001. On that day, U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo planes big enough to carry water tankers began arriving in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the quake zone, as relief workers raced to distribute food, medicine, and supplies among hundreds of thousands of survivors before diseases spread. In what U.S. officials described as an "air bridge," two C-5s--the largest planes in the U.S. Air Force fleet--flew aid from Travis Air Force Base in California and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Guam. In Guam, the supplies were transferred to smaller planes, because the Ahmedabad airport was too small for C-5s.
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Spring 2001 Contents
A science and technology agenda for the new administration
Executive Briefing: A Global Agenda for the U.S. President
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