Environmental Security and Preventative Defense
John D Auger
Studies Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
"The strategy of Preventive Defense is built on the premise that defense establishments have an important role to play in building democracy, trust and understanding, and in addressing problems that lead to regional tensions or in promoting communication and cooperation. Defense environmental cooperation can support this essential component of our national strategy. In light of this, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security) asked the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College to address environmental degradation and scarcity and the role they play in the causes of conflict and instability in the post--Cold War world. "