Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Pentagon study says oil reliance strains military

A new study ordered by the Pentagon warns that the rising cost and dwindling supply of oil — the lifeblood of fighter jets, warships, and tanks — will make the US military’s ability to respond to hot spots around the world ‘unsustainable in the long term.’ The study, produced by a defense consulting firm, concludes that all four branches of the military must ‘fundamentally transform’ their assumptions about energy, including taking immediate steps toward fielding weapons systems and aircraft that run on alternative and renewable fuels. It is ‘imperative’ that the Department of Defense ‘apply new energy technologies that address alternative supply sources and efficient consumption across all aspects of military operations,’ according to the report.”

Pentagon study says oil reliance strains military - The Boston Globe

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