Energy Security: It Takes More Than Drilling
R. James Woolsey, Amory B. Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins, The Christian Science Monitor
THE savagery of Sept. 11 confirmed that both Mideast oil dependence and fragile infrastructure threaten national security. Replacing Mideast oil is vital, but not by substituting equally or more vulnerable domestic sources.
Domestic energy systems aren't secure unless they're designed to make large-scale failures impossible and local failures benign. Today the opposite is true: The United States' extraordinarily concentrated energy flows invite and reward devastating attack.
Two decades ago, two of us authored and one wrote the foreword to a Pentagon study called Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security. It found - and little has changed since - that a …
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Publication information: Article title: Energy Security: It Takes More Than Drilling. Contributors: R. James Woolsey, Amory B. Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 29, 2002. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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