Executive Intelligence Review


The Green Brainwashing Is Deep within the U.S. Military

March 8, 2019 (EIRNS)—The depths to which green ideology has penetrated political life in the U.S. was evident in an open letter to President Donald Trump released March 5 by the American Security Project, part of the Center for Climate and Security, and signed by 58 retired flag grade officers and defense-related analysts, as well as Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Titled, “Letter to the President of the United States: 58 Senior Military and National Security Leaders Denounce NSC Climate Panel,” it instructs Trump that he must not form a committee to examine the science of climate change, since such an investigation is inherently anti-scientific!

“We write to you as former U.S. national security leaders to offer our support to our uniformed military, civilian national security professionals, and members of the scientific community, who across the past four Administrations have found that climate change is a threat to U.S. national security.

“Climate change is real, it is happening now, it is driven by humans, and it is accelerating. The overwhelming majority of scientists agree: less than 0.2% of peer-reviewed climate science papers dispute these facts. In this context, we are deeply concerned by reports that National Security Council officials are considering forming a committee to dispute and undermine military and intelligence judgments on the threat posed by climate change.

“This includes second-guessing the scientific sources used to assess the threat, such as the rigorously peer-reviewed National Climate Assessment, and applying that to national security policy. Imposing a political test on reports issued by the science agencies, and forcing a blind spot onto the national security assessments that depend on them, will erode our national security. It is dangerous to have national security analysis conform to politics. Our officials’ job is to ensure that we are prepared for current threats and future contingencies. We cannot do that if the scientific studies that inform our threat assessments are undermined....

“We support the science-driven patriots in our national security community who have rightly seen addressing climate change as a threat reduction issue, not a political one, since 1989.... A committee designed to undermine the many years of work they have done will weaken our ability to respond to real threats, putting American lives at risk.”