Environmental Security Cooperation USARPAC's: Defense Environmental and International Cooperation (DEIC) Conference

  • September 15, 2003
  • Dr Kent H Butts, Christopher Jasparro, LTC Curtis W Turner

Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional instability and conflict. Such environmental security related disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements, and terrorist activities. The conference conducted June 17-19, 2003, in Bangkok, Thailand was developed under the rubric of the Defense Environmental and International Cooperation (DEIC) Program of United States Army Pacific, with assistance from the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD (I&E)), and Center for Strategic Leadership of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC/CSL), to promote multilateral cooperation on transnational threats between the regional states and USPACOM/USARPAC. In addition to the host country, key military, and civilian leaders at the flag officer, NGO, medical and governmental representatives from the Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.