|Disaster Management Ethics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 104 p.)|
|TOPIC 1: Military intervention in disaster relief, cooperative relationships and implications for long-term rehabilitation and development|
Focus on short-term goals may hinder progress on long-term goals.
As a mechanism employed to achieve immediate disaster response goals, military intervention may adversely affect and even impede progress in the long-term resolution of the conflict. Short-term and often narrowly defined goals on the "disaster/development" spectrum may easily become the primary focus of energy and the gauge of success.