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Crypto's Role in Evil? HUG_kid
"The Greening of U.S. Diplomacy: Focus on Ecology."
A new concern over the long-term causes of wars and
disasters of the environment are the issues deemed
urgent today by American foreign policy makers in much
the same manner as military threats like new
surface-to-air missile sites alarmed policy makers
several decades ago. So in addition to their traditional
intelligence gathering -- arms, nuclear weapons
programs, expansion of foreign armies -- American policy
makers are looking more than ever before at natural
phenomena in their search for the deeper roots of war
and threats to global security.
"During the cold war, most security threats stemmed from
state-to-state aggression, so most of the analysis was
of factors that could produce state-to-state
aggression," said James Steinberg, the State
Department's director of policy planning. "Now we're
focusing more on internal factors that can destabilize
governments and lead to civil wars and ethnic strife.
Now we're paying much more attention to early warning
factors, like famine and the environment."
Angelo Codevilla, an intelligence expert who teaches at
Boston University, said this new approach is misguided.
"All this soft stuff is a silly idea," he said.
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