New Definitions of National Security

 

An overarching goal of Strategic Demands

Envisioning strategic connections between environmental security and national security ...

Strategic Demands holds that the times call for “New Definitions of National Security” and a top priority must be to look beyond the threats of the past — serious yet limited conflicts that take our eyes away from a gathering storm, real, existential threats of environmental disruption and national/global crises.

 

 

“Surviving Victory” Conference / Strategic Alternatives / Washington DC

 

The “Surviving Victory” conference in 2006 formed a foundational beginning for today’s “Strategic Demands”.

The conference was based on a strategic security brief written in 2005 by Roger Morris and Steven Schmidt

 

Strategic Demands of the 21st Century: A New Vision for a New World

 

For a decade now (2017), Strategic Demands has continued to explore larger issues of national and global security.

 

 

Essential security threads in our work can be traced to “whole earth” issues and NASA earth science/atmospheric science studies.

These missions which began in the 1970’s are, in effect, a first generation of technology to ‘go global’, to study earth’s life-enabling systems; monitor environmental change for critical policy decisions and pass forward this data to future generations. Data is critical to understand how best to protect and assure common security, nationally and internationally across borders.

 

 

Environmental Security ↔ National Security

 

Beyond the confines of national borders is a sphere of the Commons, a 360° security. Earth imaging/monitoring missions are just beginning to observe, measure and share data internationally to enable visionary policy. Within the U.S. security establishment it is essential to provide intelligence to policy makers and the public to determine priorities and policy in alignment with knowledge, science, and risks. The stakes are high even as steps backward are being proposed and taken.

 

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National Security & Environmental Security

 

https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Thin_Blue.jpg

 

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Environmental Security / US Politics

 

Undercutting Security / Congress and Trump Administration Act

 

“The Trump Doctrine”, a Legacy in the Making

 

 

“Republicans in the House and Senate attempt to cut NASA Earth Science…”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/04/30/proposed-massive-cuts-to-nasa-earth-science-budget-draw-protest/

 

GOP Attacks Earth Science At NASA, Climate Change Research In Peril

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/04/30/nasa_budget_gop_committee_wants_to_slash_and_burn_earth_sciences.html

 

On May 1, 2015, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Dr. John P. Holdren issued the following statement on proposed funding cuts to NASA’s critical Earth science and space technology programs:

“If enacted, the NASA authorization bill headed to the House floor later this month would do serious damage to the Nation’s space program, as well as to Earth-observation and Earth-science programs essential for predicting, preparing for, and minimizing the damage from disasters both natural and human-induced…

“The House bill would also gut the NASA “mission to planet Earth”—the satellite observations and related research that provide key measurements and insights relevant to forecasting and tracking hurricanes, fighting wildfires, observing the state of the world’s farms and forests, mapping the extent of droughts, measuring the stocks of groundwater, and monitoring the likelihood of landslides. The draconian cuts in the House bill would also delay advances in our ability to research and prepare for volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis and blind us to changes in the Earth’s oceans and ice sheets that can be discerned only from space.

“NASA’s mission to observe, understand, and explore the solar system and the cosmos beyond has long been matched in importance by its mission to use the unrivaled vantage point of Earth orbit for looking downward, to better understand the only home that humanity currently has. It is difficult to understand why, at this time of U.S. leadership in both the outward-facing and inward-facing facets of NASA’s operations in space, the Congress would want to undermine that leadership and sacrifice the panoply of benefits it brings to the Nation.”

 

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The Security Horizon

 

National Security: Placed at Risk by

Undercutting Environmental Security Policy & Practices

http://strategicdemands.com/environmental-security/

http://strategicdemands.com/environmental-security-2/

http://strategicdemands.com/security-design/

http://strategicdemands.com/stratdem-factoid-re-road-security/

http://strategicdemands.com/speaking-environmental-security/

 

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Nuclear Weapons

 

Trillion Dollar US Modernization/Expansion

New Nuclear Arms Race, Proliferation, Risks ≠ National, Global, or Environmental Security

 

 

Nuclear Issues / Cold War 2.0

http://strategicdemands.com/one-day-in-the-life-of-a-nuclear-arms-race/

http://strategicdemands.com/?s=nuclear+weapons+treaty

http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Nuclear_Weapons

 

 

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Environment & National Security

 

Planet Citizen @www.planetcitizen.org

Strategic Demands / Environmental Security

 

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Security Era / #EarthScience from Space

Earth Right Now / NASA Earth Science

Earth Science from Space

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OCO-2 / Historic C02 monitoring

OCO-2/Mission: Environmental Security

 

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Overview: “Look at how thin our atmosphere is… This is all there is between humankind and deadly space.”

“A Thin Blue Layer” / National Security – Global Security, the “Commons” 

 

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