This is poor reporting of the news.
U.S. Sends Aid After 20,000 Die in Asian Earthquake.Please tell me how they could sent aid before the quake when it was not predicted?
WASHINGTON -- The United States is sending cash and eight helicopters, with more military aid on the way, in response to Pakistan's plea for international assistance with earthquake recovery. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/10/9/162320.shtml