|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:36:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Department of Defense releases Operational Energy Strategy|
Energy for the War Fighter: The Department of Defense Operational
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn White House Blog June 14, 2011Seven years ago, after leading the initial campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, General James Mattis, now the commander of U.S. Central Command, called on the Department of Defense to "unleash us from the tether of fuel."
Just last week on June 7th, General David Petraeus, echoed that call in a memo to all U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. "Energy is the lifeblood of our warfighting capabilities," he said, noting that high fuel use means risks for the mission and for each Service member and civilian. "We can and will do better," he directed.
In the years between those two statements, the Department of Defense has in fact taken steps to improve our use of energy in military operations. But General Petraeus is right: we can and will do better. And that is why, earlier today, we released "Energy for the Warfighter," the Department of Defense's first Operational Energy Strategy. The Strategy sets the overall direction for DoD's energy use in military operations.
... For the entire release, seehttp://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/14/energy-war-fighter- department-defense-operational-energy-strategy
To download the strategy, go to http://energy.defense.gov/OES_report_to_congress.pdf -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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