Friday, February 12, 2016

On Warm

The Pentagon has been told to toss their copies of On War when making military plans and rely on On Warm:

To four-star generals and admirals, among them the regional combatant commanders who plan and fight the nation’s wars, the directive tells them: “Incorporate climate change impacts into plans and operations and integrate DoD guidance and analysis in Combatant Command planning to address climate change-related risks and opportunities across the full range of military operations, including steady-state campaign planning and operations and contingency planning.”

I link to the article, but the way the Washington Times always seems to lock up my computer, I don't necessarily advise on clicking through. Your experience may vary.

Question: If global warming is so certain and so important to incorporate into our military plans, why are we buying new icebreakers for Arctic Sea duties?

I enlisted in the Green Machine, long ago. Little did I know.

Still, it is only fair for the military to get into environmental matters since the EPA (and every other civilian agency, it seems) has its own SWAT teams.