Climate Change Will 'Strain' U.S. Readiness, 'Tax' Transport and Support Units

By Jason Sherman / June 25, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Climate change could lead to a range of global crises over the next two decades that would degrade U.S. military readiness by diverting key transportation assets and combat support forces, according to a senior intelligence official. Thomas Fingar, deputy director of national intelligence for analysis, told a joint House committee hearing today in testimony that such crises might include humanitarian relief operations and missions to prop up governments of weak states reeling from extreme weather events. These findings -- distilled...

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