New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military [February 2015] [open pdf - 3MB]
This is an edited volume of "New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military" that was published in January of 2014. The January 2014 edition is available through the Homeland Security Digital Library and can be found at: https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=747735. The chapters in this February 2015 edited volume come from presentations at the New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military conference that was held in Washington, D.C. in November of 2013. From the Foreword: "Global energy markets are undergoing dramatic shifts. Developing countries are beginning to outpace their more developed counterparts in energy demand, the result not simply of higher economic growth rates in the former, but also due to increased efficiency in the latter. Traditional producers of hydrocarbons in places such as Latin America, Eurasia, North Africa, and the Middle East face a host of political, economic, technical, and societal challenges that could potentially lead to major disruptions in the global energy supply. Meanwhile, the unconventional fossil fuels revolution has led to major changes in the flow of the global energy supply, seemingly overnight. All of these changes will have implications for U.S. security generally and the U.S. military specifically. Evolving energy-based U.S. national interests in Africa or the Middle East may shape the degree to which the U.S. military becomes involved in political or humanitarian crises in those regions. Tightening energy supplies may alter fundamentally the way in which the United States wields military force in a contingency operation. And closer to home, increasingly vulnerable domestic energy infrastructure may undermine military installation operations and security."
U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military. Washington, D.C. November 19-20, 2013