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Old 10-09-2017, 09:32 PM
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There is one enormous difference between the Project and any real recovery action I've ever heard of: the delay. The Project expects to wait several years before responding to the aftermath of the war, and that is a huge difference. It's the difference between Tom Hanks at the beginning of Castaway and Tom Hanks at the end of Castaway.

The people of Puerto Rico need emergency services, but if they were left alone for 5 years then whomever was left, while certainly In need, are almost as certainly in a stable if unpleasant position. Puerto Rico needs power because there are people who will die without it. Puerto Rico 5 years post-war, those people are already dead.

The timeline is different, the needs are different, everything is different. The closer parallels are with groups like the Peace Corps, groups that go into bad but relatively stable places and try to make their lives better.

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