November 11, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed the U.S. Pacific Command to support U.S. humanitarian relief operations in the Philippines after one of the most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation.
Hagel dispatched American ships and planes at the request of the Philippine government, which now faces a months-long recovery from Typhoon Haiyan.
At least 10,000 people were feared dead from the storm that struck Friday with 150 mph winds and 40-foot waves.
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