Environmental Stewardship in the Global War on Terrorism
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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After the Cold War, the Congress of the United States passed sweeping legislative reforms that obligated the military services to take a lead in cleaning up and preserving the environment. Unfortunately, the events of 911 and the subsequent Global War on Terrorism are taxing the nations resources to the extent that the military must cut non-war related expenditures. However, despite these resource constraints, the Department of Defense DoD must continue to promote stewardship of the environment by marketing its environmental successes to the people of the United States and by recognizing the importance of environmental management as a significant diplomatic tool. Failure to do so will impede the attainment of the nations security objectives, and lead to larger expenditures.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare
- Environmental Health and Safety