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As Tropical Storm Irene pelted parts of New England, New York and New Jersey on Sunday morning, CNN.com spoke with retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore. He spearheaded the military response in New Orleans during 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Honore retired from the Army in 2008 after 37 years, sits on the board of the Stevenson Disaster Management Institute, and is an adjunct professor at Emory and Vanderbilt universities. He wrote "Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save America and You from Disasters."

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For lesson in shared sacrifice, send Congress to boot campupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 18:10:00

Like most veterans, the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform to defend this country, I am furious with and disappointed in the state of indecision that plagued Washington these past few weeks. Whether or not to raise the debt ceiling so our country can continue to pay our bills and maintain our global credit rating didn't seem like such a difficult decision.

Honore takes charge after Katrina hitsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 17:12:00

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore helped lead recovery efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Today's New Orleans a tale of two citiesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 17:12:00

Five years ago this month, Katrina hit New Orleans. What it created is a tale of two cities, the haves vs. the have-nots. Enormous progress in the city's Business District overshadows the lingering blight in the 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish, where folks are still struggling to rebuild and many lots remain empty.

McChrystal incident a 'learning moment'updated: Wed Jun 23 2010 16:42:00

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation as top commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday should be looked at as a learning lesson, a former general said.

National Guard ready to go to Gulf Coastupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 16:25:00

Retired Gen. Russell Honore says Louisiana and other places affected by the spill should be made federal disaster areas.

Slow medical care is one more thing for quake victims to surviveupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:41:00

Nearly a third of the patients at a makeshift hospital in earthquake-ravaged Haiti will die without immediate surgery, a doctor warned Saturday.

Medical facilities scarceupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:41:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how the lack of surgical facilies in Haiti is leaving the seriously injured suffering.

Gen. Honoré: Evacuate most vulnerable Haitiansupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 12:39:00

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was highly praised for his leadership of recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, so he's well-versed in what works and what doesn't in disaster management.

In Haiti, mental aftershocks could be far-reachingupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 10:49:00

As Haitians struggle to recover from the devastation of Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake, mental health experts caution that the most severe psychological effects won't take form until individuals' situations stabilize.

Fort Hood, a home for thousandsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 08:09:00

Fort Hood, Texas, is -- for all intents and purposes -- a city. With as many as 30,000 residents, it has all the trappings of an American metropolis: malls, softball fields, subdivisions and as many as nine schools.

Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiersupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 05:51:00

You've seen the iconic picture of a soldier with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, but that could soon be a thing of the past.

Red River reaches record level, floods Fargo with uncertaintyupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:15:00

Fifteen helicopters from the U.S. Northern Command along with active-duty military personnel are being sent to Fargo, North Dakota, to assist the state as it prepares for record flooding, a U.S. military official told CNN.

Concerns linger from Gustavupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 23:42:00

CNN's Campbell Brown talks to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about concerns relating to Gustav's impact.

Commentary: U.S. needs 'culture of preparedness'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 10:21:00

How is this situation different from the response to Katrina?

Student log: Charna-Marie Dixonupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 11:24:00

Log 4: A victim's stolen dreams June-July 2008

Preparing for a hurricaneupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 18:45:00

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore discusses what you should do to prepare for a hurricane.

Military's Katrina mission nears endupdated: Wed Sep 21 2005 19:11:00

Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore -- the colorful leader of the military's response to Hurricane Katrina -- said that the joint task force mission was nearing its end stage, barring any further destruction from Hurricane Rita.

U.S. won't ban media from New Orleans searchesupdated: Sat Sep 10 2005 01:01:00

Rather than fight a lawsuit by CNN, the federal government abandoned its effort Saturday to prevent the media from reporting on the recovery of the dead in New Orleans.

Coast Guard admiral to lead relief effort updated: Fri Sep 09 2005 04:17:00

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown was replaced Friday as the man in charge of the Hurricane Katrina federal relief effort.

Lt. Gen. Honore a 'John Wayne dude'updated: Fri Sep 02 2005 15:45:00

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin calls Lt. Gen. Russel Honore a "John Wayne dude" who can "get some stuff done."

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