09 Nov '12, 7pm

Renewable Energy Vital to Our Nation's Security, Economy

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 36 years, I joined CNA’s Military Advisory Board (CNA MAB), a panel of some of the nation’s highest-ranking retired admirals and generals who study pressing issues that affect national security. Energy is one of those issues. The CNA MAB’s conclusion: America’s over-reliance on oil is a national security threat - economically, militarily and diplomatically. Our over-dependence on oil limits our foreign policy options. It ties us to regimes that aren’t always friendly to American interests. America sends nearly one billion dollars per day overseas to purchase foreign oil. It is undeniable that some of that money ends up in the hands of groups that wish to do us harm. We cannot afford to be in the position of funding both sides of the war against terrorism, from either a security or an economic standpoint. We cannot simply drill our...

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