December 23, 1990 – Appearing on the MacNeil-Lehrer New Hour, FCNL Executive Secretary Joe Volk is asked, in reference to the U.S. military’s humanitarian intervention in Somalia, if the military is ever capable of doing “God’s work.” Having consulted with foreign aid workers in Somalia, and hereby having formed the opinion that intervention by unarmed humanitarian groups has a better prospect for success, Volk says no. FCNL Chronology
Navy Admiral Finds A Way
The U.S. won permission to land more relief flights in Myanmar and boosted its aid offer five-fold to $16.25 million yesterday after a Navy admiral met with the military regime in the cyclone-devastated country.
Admiral Timothy Keating, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, talked for two hours with naval officers, said Ky Luu, director of the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in Washington. Adm. Keating arrived on the first U.S. plane to land in the country formerly known as Burma since the cyclone struck May 3, killing as many as 100,000 people.