House Foreign Affairs Committee moves to create "Civilian Response Corps"
| 02.29.2008 | 09:44:05 | Views: 2990 | ID:
February 29 '08: The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation recently which would create "standby groups of civilian specialists with diverse skills" who would be called upon to help respond to domestic and international crises, a press release from the Friends Committee on National Legislation announced.
The legislation, Reconstruction and Stabilization Civilian Management Act of 2007 (HR 1084) would help to establish the Civilian Response Corps.FCNL's Ann Vaughan said in the press release, "Many of the problems in the world today cannot be solved by military force. Problems such as economic disparity and the lack of a functioning legitimate government can't be solved by the military. Yet U.S. policymakers lack a corps of civilian experts to send to crisis torn areas to help countries help themselves and provide basic services to their citizens." The proposed Civilian Response Corps would "prevent weak states from collapsing or rebuild war-torn states." National Blueprint Tags: Legal & Intergovernmental, Response & Containment.
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