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A military alliance goes green

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Science  04 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6422, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav1863

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War and preparation for war have long led militaries to exploit, transform, and degrade environments. How ironic, then, that at the height of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)—the most powerful military alliance ever assembled—emerged as a leading proponent of environmentalism. Simone Turchetti’s Greening the Alliance is the first book to explain the surprising rise, repeated revision, and possible decline of NATO's environmental research program.