Observations on Ecology and National Security
Final technical note
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER
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Indications of an impending systemic ecological crisis--such as world population growth, mounting demands on finite mineral resources, and pollution of the biosphere--have led to increased concern with the ecological determinants of international economic affairs. The report reveals that there is a serious mismatch between the scope and complexity of these issues and U.S. practice to perform an ad hoc planning response options in connection with crisis situations. The study concludes that national security policy research must address ecological issues to provide proper consideration of the impact of ecological factors on security planning and policy development. The formulation of courses of action including technological measures is discussed.
- Government and Political Science