The Oil Gauge of National Security

Eggers, Jeffrey W.
June 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2008, Vol. 134 Issue 6, p10
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the national security consequences of dependence of the U.S. on petroleum. A 2006 Council on Foreign Relations study concluded that the lack of sustained attention to energy issues is affecting U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. military is powered, fueled, and transported by the very resource it is expected to safeguard. The Air Force has explored the use of synthetic fuels for aircraft, yet it is not clear that they are long-term and cost-effective or scaleable alternatives.


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