U.S. Military

Administration's priorities skewed

An Oct. 13 story by W.J. Hennigan in The Los Angeles Times, filed from Peru where the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was addressing a Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, detailed the U.S. Military's comprehensive plan to address the effects of climate change. The story described Hagel's concern that rising temperatures, higher sea levels and intensified weather events will negatively impact global stability. In his view, this "could lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease and dispute over refugees and resources." The Pentagon's report concludes that coastal military installations will be vulnerable to flooding, humanitarian missions will...