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Pentagon Told to be Conscious of Climate Change During Planning

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By    |   Monday, 08 Feb 2016 12:06 PM

Climate change will now be a factor in most operations of the Pentagon, from the testing of missiles to war planning and military training.

The Washington Times reports the U.S. Armed Forces is being ordered to create "climate change boards, councils and working groups" to bring the issue of climate change into its "programs, plans and policies."

The newspaper sites a new directive instructing all military brass to: "Incorporate climate change impacts into plans and operations."

It says the directive mirrors President Barack Obama's ideology that global warming is a national security threat, although a previous Pentagon report on climate change blamed it on Super Storm Sandy.

Dakota Wood, a military analyst at The Heritage Foundation, told The Times the directive is confused.

"I understand the motivation behind and intent for such guidance. The problem is that it includes such a wide variety of issues with no explication or context that enables the offices mentioned to differentiate and prioritize activities and efforts across time or intensity," he said.

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