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Statement: Congress Should Strike Proposed Ban on DoD-DoE Collaboration

Our military needs the freedom to develop and select fuel sources based on cost, efficiency, and the needs of the mission – not politics.

Statement: Obama Administration Right to Connect Climate Change, National Security

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House released a report on the national security implications of climate change – an issue on which the Truman National Security Project has worked for nearly a decade. In response to the White House report, Truman Project Executive Director Michael Breen said: “The U.S. military has long recognized the effects of climate […]

Politico Morning Energy: 5/23

The Truman Project is featured in a roundup of the days energy news SENATE NDAA INCLUDES GREEN PROVISIONS: The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday wrapped up its markup of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, and green energy advocates are applauding several provisions they say bring tactical advantages as well as environmental bonuses. The bill […]

A 21st Century Military, Using 21st Century Energy Technology

Despite perceptions to the contrary, policies that reduce our single-source dependence on petroleum and combat climate change are not pet projects of ultra-liberals or “green zealots” in Washington, D.C.: they are the official positions of the United States military. As a former Army captain and a veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan, I’ve seen firsthand how […]

Biofuels Are Critical To National Security — So Why Are They Under Attack?

It wouldn’t be summer in Washington, D.C. without another round of erroneous and flagrant attacks on the military’s biofuels program. This is an argument we have heard over and over again: biofuels cost too much, weaken national security, and limit mission capability. As a former Navy Lieutenant Commander and Marine Corps Battalion Surgeon, I have […]

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