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Hill Briefing: Climate Change and the Risks to National Security

800px-United_States_Capitol_Building-_west_front_editOn April 27th, senior military and national security experts Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.), Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret.), and Brigadier General David McGinnis, USA (Ret.) will discuss military planning for climate change and how Congress can support the Department of Defense in preparing for a changing climate. Our military prepares for a range of threats to America’s national security: from state-to-state wars to terrorism, disaster response to stability operations. Climate change, by changing the environment in which the military operates, will affect all aspects of the military’s planning. As Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently affirmed, the military knows that preparation and risk management are appropriate measures to reducing such threats. Join the American Security Project and the Center for Climate and Security on April 27th at 1:00PM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-419. RSVP to


About the American Security Project
The American Security Project (ASP) is a nonpartisan education institute founded by a bipartisan group of national security leaders dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding the full range of threats and opportunities that our country faces. ASP provides a vision for the future of promotes debate about the appropriate use of American power, cultivates strategic responses to 21st century challenges.

About the Center for Climate and Security
The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a non-partisan policy institute with a distinguished Advisory Board of military, security and foreign policy experts, envisions a climate-resilient international security landscape. This is a world which recognizes that climate change threats to national and international security are significant and unprecedented, and acts to address those threats in a manner that is commensurate to their scale, consequence and probability. To further this goal, CCS facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, provides analysis, conducts research, and acts as a resource hub in the climate and security field.



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