Thursday, April 21, 2005

Support the troops: use less oil, pt. 2

It isn't fully available on-line, but there is a great article in The Atlantic this month about how the military's rejection of fuel efficiency is increasing the cost of the war and putting soldiers in danger. The Pentagon rejected the advice of a commission a few years ago to consider fuel economy in new vehicles. Now, some of their heavily armored vehicles get as little as one mile per gallon of gasoline. The transportation of this fuel creates more targets for insurgents, and in turn requires more heavy armor and humvees to guard the transports.


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