Accession Number:

ADA285546

Title:

Environment: DOD's New Environmental Security Strategy Faces Barriers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Today, the United States is faced with a broad array of global, regional, andor national threats to environmental security, according to DoD officials. These threats include ozone depletion, environmental terrorism, risks to public health and the environment from DoD activities, and a broad range of contaminants at DoD installations. DoDs revised strategy for protecting the environment has objectives that focus on cleanup, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, and technology. Specifically, the revised strategy calls for the following creating environmental partnerships matching environmental and economic opportunities expediting cleanup at all DoD sites preventing pollution rather than controlling pollution, and targeting technology to meet U. S. environmental needs. Creating environmental partnerships with federal agencies, states, industry, the public, and the Congress is a key component in the environmental security strategy. To successfully implement its environmental security strategy, DoD will have to overcome several long-standing barriers, which include limited coordination or cooperation among DoD and other agencies constraints in implementing environmental regulations and inconsistent environmental funding methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE