America's Role in Promoting Natural Security

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America's Role in Promoting Natural Security

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors. For more information, visit the Natural Security Forum's micro-site at www.naturalsecurityforum.org. 

Guest written by Wayne Porter, PhD, Captain (ret.), US Navy

Safeguarding natural resources from illegal exploitation and overuse is a systemic necessity of our strategic environment in the 21st Century. I use the term “systemic” because this issue is focused on the complex interrelationships of economics, conservation, and security.

With twenty-eight years active service in U.S. Navy Intelligence and strategy, I have long been focused on our environment’s connection to national and global security. I believe that with a new President and Administration preparing to pursue America’s renewed prosperity and security, we have an opportunity to leverage public-private partnerships that can help safeguard and sustain the natural resources we depend upon.

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