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Clarifying the Chain of Command After Katrina

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Clarifying the Chain of Command After Katrina

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Clarifying the Chain of Command After Katrina

Clarifying the Chain of Command After Katrina

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Spc. Antonio Betancourt of the 40th infantry division of the California National Guard hands out an informational flier to a resident in Algiers, La., Sept. 20. Reuters hide caption

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Amid the mixed messages about safety and access in Katrina-affected areas, Steve Inskeep turns to Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore for clarification about the recovery's chain of command. Honore commands military units responding to the storms along the Gulf Coast.

Honore says his units' responsibility has been to save lives and provide recovery support, not to enforce the law. Though he admits there military's preparation in terms of communicating after the storm could have been better, he voices a commitment to improvement.

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