Well at least more help is coming soon. This seems to contradict what a lot of people are saying though, which is that we were as prepared as we could have been. We had a bigger and quicker response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Haiti is not part of the United States and we obviously had no advance warning of the earthquake, unlike the hurricane that ravaged Puerto Rico. 'Not enough' troops, equipment in Puerto Rico, says general in charge of relief The Defense Department has not sent enough troops and vehicles to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but will soon send more, according to the three-star general newly in charge of coordinating the military response. Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan said Friday morning that the Pentagon has 10,000 people helping with the response after Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this month. "We're certainly bringing in more [troops]," Buchanan said on CNN's "New Day." "For example, on the military side, we're bringing in both Air Force, Navy, and Army medical capabilities in addition to aircraft, more helicopters. ... [But] it's not enough, and we're bringing more in."