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War and the Tragedy of the Commons

Thursday, August 04, 2011 By H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout | Series
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In this seven-part series of articles on each environmental impact of US militarism, scientist and author Patricia Hynes provides an overview of modern, military pollution and the use of natural resources with a central focus on the US military superpower, a power without precedent or competitor. From Superfund and former nuclear weapons sites in the US to Vieques, Agent Orange, depleted uranium - particularly in Iraq - biowarfare research and the use of fossil fuels in routine military training and wars, Hynes examines the war machine as the true tragedy of the commons. -TO/lt

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 7: The Military Assault on Global Climate

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 6: Landmines and Cluster Bombs: "Weapons of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion"

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 5: Depleted Uranium Weapon Use Persists, Despite Deadly Side Effects

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 4: Biological Weapons: Bargaining with the Devil

War and the Tragedy of the Commons: Part 3: Chemical Warfare: Agent Orange

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 2: Military Hazardous Waste Sickens Land and People

War and the True Tragedy of the Commons: Part 1

H. Patricia Hynes

H. Patricia Hynes is a retired professor of environmental health from the Boston University School of Public Health. She directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and is a member of Nuclear Free Future. 

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War and the Tragedy of the Commons

Thursday, August 04, 2011 By H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout | Series
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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In this seven-part series of articles on each environmental impact of US militarism, scientist and author Patricia Hynes provides an overview of modern, military pollution and the use of natural resources with a central focus on the US military superpower, a power without precedent or competitor. From Superfund and former nuclear weapons sites in the US to Vieques, Agent Orange, depleted uranium - particularly in Iraq - biowarfare research and the use of fossil fuels in routine military training and wars, Hynes examines the war machine as the true tragedy of the commons. -TO/lt

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 7: The Military Assault on Global Climate

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 6: Landmines and Cluster Bombs: "Weapons of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion"

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 5: Depleted Uranium Weapon Use Persists, Despite Deadly Side Effects

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 4: Biological Weapons: Bargaining with the Devil

War and the Tragedy of the Commons: Part 3: Chemical Warfare: Agent Orange

War and the Tragedy of the Commons, Part 2: Military Hazardous Waste Sickens Land and People

War and the True Tragedy of the Commons: Part 1

H. Patricia Hynes

H. Patricia Hynes is a retired professor of environmental health from the Boston University School of Public Health. She directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and is a member of Nuclear Free Future.