Humanitarian Assistance II: Further Reading
We've just added Amazon links in the sidebar to Tom Clancy's fine book "Marine," which not only gives in-depth information on a typical Marine Expeditionary Unit, it also has a great deal more about the Maritime Prepositioning Squadrons (MPSRONS) that we mentioned earlier. Also, we added a link to a Congressional Budget Office study of Operation Sea Angel in Bangladesh. Can't vouch for this one. Though Amazon doesn't seem to stock them, you can find some excellent publications in the Marine Corps section of the Government Printing Office homepage. We will vouch for "Humanitarian Operations in Northern Iraq, 1991: With Marines in Operation Provide Comfort," and "Angels From the Sea: Relief Operations in Bangladesh, 1991," both of which give detailed nuts and bolts type info about conducting humanitarian assistance operations. If you are interested in tactical logistics in general, "Combat Service Support in Desert Shield and Desert Storm" is an excellent publication and went with us to the desert. Finally, haven't read it, but "Skillful Show: United States Marines in the Caribbean, 1991-1996, United States Marines in Humanitarian Operations," is probably pretty good.