Author(s): Christine ParthemoreType of Publication: Congressional TestimonyDate: 09/21/2011
On September 21st, CNAS Fellow Christine Parthemore testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. She testified regarding her work on national security vulnerabilities stemming from America’s dependence on imports of strategic minerals.
Blinded: The Decline of U.S. Earth Monitoring Capabilities and Its Consequences for National SecurityType of Publication: Policy BriefDate: 08/01/2011
The United States depends on satellite systems for managing the unconventional challenges of the 21st century in ways that are rarely acknowledged. This is particularly true for satellites that monitor climate change and other environmental trends, which, in the words of the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, “will shape the operating environment, roles, and missions” of DOD.| more |
Author(s): Christine ParthemoreType of Publication: ReportDate: 05/12/2011
Elements of Security: Mitigating the Risks of U.S. Dependence on Critical Minerals, explores a range of potential vulnerabilities that stem from dependence on several minerals that the United States will need for defense supply chains and clean energy goals in the decades ahead.| more |
Type of Publication: ReportDate: 09/27/2010
This report argues that the Department of Defense (DOD) must prepare to transition smoothly to a future in which it does not depend on petroleum – no small task given that 77 percent of DOD’s energy needs depend on petroleum for fuel. Authors Christine Parthemore and John Nagl offer 12 specific guiding principles that map a path forward for the Department, helping to ensure that DOD can weather change, protect its own interests, reduce its vulnerability to extreme price spikes and – most importantly – ensure that it can meet its mandate to protect the nation’s security.| more |