Friday, 10 October 2008

Military Sealift Command goes green

At Information Dissemination. The ship in question uses a computer-controlled kite to assist conventional engines and save fuel.

Earlier posts on environmentally friendlier war here and here. And I linked to this story on counter-insurgency solar power at the bottom of this post.

There seems to be a close alignment between the aims of the green movement and those of counter-insurgency warfare, though I’m not sure many greens would recognise it. Counter-insurgency war is about empowering communities, about grass-roots politics, about saving the village without destroying it. It’s activist warfare. So solar power to the people, no plutonium pollution, do more with less, it all serves the cause.

Oh yes, and sending less money to our enemies is also a good idea.

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