April 23, 2019

Literary Resources

Reviewed by Madeline June Kass

BOOKS

Unlikely Ally: How the Military Fights Climate Change and Protects the Environment

Marilyn Berlin Snell

Heyday, 2018

In Unlikely Ally: How the Military Fights Climate Change and Protects the Environment, author Marilyn Berlin Snell explores seemingly contradictory efforts of the U.S. military to simultaneously pursue environmental sustainability and national security goals. The book begins by laying out the military’s rejection of an inherent conflict between environmental protection and national defense, particularly with respect to base resiliency, troop safety, and conflict reduction. Snell explains the military’s connecting the dots between climate change and base security as follows:

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