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Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recover bundles of fuel that were air delivered to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan via a C-17 Globemaster III. The fuel was delivered to help sustain members of Task Force Currahee whose only means of re-supply is through air delivery (Photo: Master Sergeant Adrian Cadiz )  

 

THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF SHALE GAS

Cadet Nathaniel Freeland
USMA Intern
Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

Increased domestic production of fuel is important in both geopolitical and international relations theory. This short issue paper provides information about why it is important to the national security of the United States to develop shale gas.


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