US Military Leads on Climate Change

This post originally appeared as an Op-Ed in The Hill on March 11, 2014.

By Lt. Gen John Castellaw, USMC (Ret) and Rear Adm. David Titley, USN (Ret)

As the just-released 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review affirms, the U.S. military considers climate change a threat to national security. Yet after Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Jakarta, Indonesia, comparing climate change to other transnational security threats, his remarks were considered by some in the media as extraordinary.

The truth is that the U.S. military reached this conclusion long ago.

 

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Egypt: The Realities On The Ground

American Security Project's Flashpoint Blog leads with an update from Egypt, where CPI President Lieutenant General John “Glad” Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) recently joined ASP CEO Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) on the ground in Tahrir Square.

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Military and National Security Leaders Agree - time to support the first-step agreement with Iran

The following statement is from American Security Project, where CPI President Castellaw serves on the Board of Directors.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading military and national security experts released a statement on the need to support the first-step P5+1 agreement with Iran.

The leaders, who form part of The American Security Project's Consensus for American Security, noted that "resolving the Iranian nuclear threat through diplomacy is far better than the alternative" and that "we should give this initial deal a chance to succeed while the international community closely monitors Iranian compliance, and works to achieve a resolution to the Iranian nuclear program."

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Our national security at risk

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in The Commercial Appeal on September 13th, 2012.

Joining the crowd fleeing Washington via Reagan National Airport a few weeks ago, I looked up to see a Marine missing both legs and an arm coming toward me. On his T-shirt were the words "I had a blast in Afghanistan." Stopping to talk, I thanked him for his sacrifice but the encounter made me even more disheartened at the spectacle of Americans degenerating into a squabbling mob during this presidential campaign season.

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