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War Prevention & the Environment

By Keith Kloor
Mar 25, 2009 8:50 AMNov 19, 2019 8:28 PM


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Environmental security is a topic rarely discussed outside Washington think tanks. Not anymore. This semester, the U.S. Academy at West Point is offering a course to Geography majors that examines "how the environment can act as a catalyst for conflict or simply as an amplifier of existing problems." The goal is

to educate future Army leaders on the interrelatedness of the environment and human activities, because these are issues they are likely to face in their careers.

And if that's not change enough, the 11 West Point cadets enrolled in the course will be blogging too.

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