WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Washington is looking at the possibility of air-dropping aid to cyclone victims in Myanmar, even without permission from the military government.

The director of the U.S. office of foreign disaster assistance says air drops are one option to help victims if the generals continue to limit outside aid and expertise.

But Ky Luu cautions that dropping aid by air is not the most efficient way to get food and supplies to those in need.

He says the disaster victims would benefit most by having U.S. and other aid workers allowed into the country.