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At AAAS Forum, Ex-CIA Chief Finds Common Ground Between Greens and Hawks
Tree-hugging environmentalists and national security hawks may share more common ground than generally acknowledged, says R. James Woolsey, a national security specialist and former CIA director who spoke at the recent AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy.
After noting that climate change and terrorism are two of what he called the "existential challenges" facing the United States in the 21st century, Woolsey outlined some steps to help combat climate change and also provide the nation more resilience against terrorism.
In making his case, Woolsey did a little role-playing in which he channeled the ghosts of John Muir, an ardent environmentalist, and General George S. Patton, a tough-as-nails military hero. And he found that they agreed far more often than they disagreed.
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