ABSTRACT

Why Strategy is Difficult   [open pdf - 176KB]

"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 the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Failure to respond to these events in a coordinated, timely and effective manner impacts a nation's ability to govern and function. For these reasons, environmental security initiatives are key security cooperation vehicles for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). Over the past three years, USCENT COM has conducted four conferences in its area of responsibility. The two Central Asia conferences established the relationships that allowed access to the bases required to fight the war against terrorism. In the Arabian Gulf region, environmental security efforts complement USCENTCOM's Cooperative Defense Initiative (CDI) activities, and offer a valuable venue for regional security cooperation."

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1999
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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