March 10, 2014

Experts: Obama Could Use New U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Riches As Tools Against Putin

Source: Forbes

Journalist: Michael Krancer

At a time when President Obama is looking around for tools to use againstVladimir Putin, a report from one of his Administration’s former officials raises this question: Shouldn’t shale energy resources be Washington’s mightiest weapon?

“The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions … but by iron and blood,”  stated Otto von Bismarck in 1862.  Elements of the Prussian statesman’s logic can be found in a new report from the Center for a New American Security (“CNAS”), entitled Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security, which argues that America should deploy its new oil and natural gas resources to give the country more political clout.

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  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a former Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publ...