A New Element of National Security: Military Forces in Environmental Protection
Research rept. Aug 92-Apr 93,
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper recommends an expanded role for the military as an element of national security. Alternative uses of military capabilities in a non-cold war scenario can provide multiple benefits for both the military and the environment, i.e. natural resources. This role may provide greater public support for a larger and more stable military organization than would otherwise be supported by a more traditional, purely military, paradigm. Military applications and funding arrangements are depicted for rational applications of basic functions such as mobilization, intelligence, and personnel strengths. A decision making matrix depicting the interaction between the potential for conflict and the degree of impact is shown as the basis for employing military resources in environmental protection.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Environmental Health and Safety