As the death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunami climbs to what U.S. Pacific Command's joint intelligence center is now estimating at 150,000 persons, an international military effort to relieve mounting airport and highway bottlenecks is intensifying. Storm-produced conditions, including breakdowns in airport security and blocked road systems, continue to hinder efforts to move aid to where it is most needed. For example, the principal airport on Indonesia's Sumatra island was closed for ...


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