Pentagon Sees 'Disintegration of Ecosystems' as Operational Problem
Climate Issues Tied to U.S. Security
By Walter Pincus Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, June 26, 2008; A02
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that global climate change will worsen food shortages and disease exposure in sub-Saharan Africa over the next two decades, creating operational problems for the Pentagon's newest overseas military command.
"Without food aid, the region will likely face higher levels of instability, particularly violent ethnic clashes over land ownership," probably creating "extensive and novel operational requirements," for the fledgling U.S. Africa Command, according to a National Intelligence Assessment on the security implications of climate change by the National Intelligence Council.
No one really knows what the Pentagon actually spends on hardware, not even the Pentagon. As Rumsfeld famously said on the day before 9-11, they can't even find a thousand-billion in expenditures.
They have misplaced enough money to fund entirely the rest of the plan…