Accession Number:

ADA277754

Title:

The Greening of Global Security: The U.S. Military and International Environmental Security

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the roles and missions of the U.S. military, and compares them to potential international environmental conflicts. Five specific environmental issues are examined in detail deforestation, fresh water, nuclear contamination, overpopulation, and ecological terrorism. Ten U.S. military roles are also examined in detail communications, interdiction, enforcement, education and training, assistance, leadership, warfighting, surveillance, intelligence, and deterrence. Analysis reveals that the U.S. military can play a support role in the majority of the environmental conflict issues. Use of force roles apply to fewer of the environmental issues. The U.S. militarys primary use of force role of warfighting applies only to one environmental issue. Environmental security, National security, Roles and missions, Environmental degradation, Military and the environment.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE