Future International Environmental Security Issues and Potential Military Requirements over the period of 2010 to 2025. - for the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute -. Environmental Security. defined as environmental viability for life support with three sub-elements:.
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- for the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute -
defined as environmental viability for life support with three sub-elements:
- Meeting with Military Attachés to Washington, D.C. to introduce the study
- A three-round Delphi:
1. Biotechnology is used to build new kinds of weapons.
2. A major military conflict over water is understood by world leaders as extremely plausible.
3. A new and/or reemerging disease threat or outbreak triggers conflict.
4. Increasing emphasis on the sustainable use of natural resources causes a complete revision of military operations including construction, base operations, and training management policies.
5. The aftereffects of biological, chemical, or nanotech weapons or a nuclear incident require a massive cleanup or other large-scale military response.
6. A post-conflict battlefield remediation treaty is implemented.
7. Military forces are given a new role in environmental conflict prevention and/or resolution.
8. Future conflicts will be driven by rogue states and terrorists, changing the nature of environmental challenges facing military forces. A rogue nation develops doctrine to target environmental quality as an objective of warfare.
A major military conflict breaks out over water resources/quality.