Accession Number:

ADA276930

Title:

A New Element of National Security: Military Forces in Environmental Protection

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 92-Apr 93,

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE