By Michael D. Greenberg, David E. Mosher, Beth E. Lachman, Tiffany Nichols, Brian Rosen

This research assesses even if military coverage, doctrine, and tips correctly tackle environmental actions in post-conflict stages of contingencies. A overview of coverage, doctrine, operational event, and documentation, in addition to interviews with military body of workers, shows that environmental matters may have major affects. options are made for making improvements to the Army1s method of environmental concerns in contingency operations.

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In a joint operation, joint doctrine leads Service doctrine. Since very few contingency operations are likely to be conducted by the Army alone, joint doctrine is very important. In its absence, however, Army 12 The Joint Staff has combined these two publications in the 2007 edition of JP 3-34, Joint Engineer Operations. The Context for Environmental Considerations 35 forces default to Army doctrine, as long as it does not contradict specific guidance from the combatant commander or JFC. Furthermore, Army planners on the JFC’s staff can use Army guidance and their experience with Army doctrine to ensure that relevant environmental issues are raised to the commander for his consideration and to ensure that they are properly considered in developing courses of action, operation plans (OPLANs), and operation orders (OPORDs).

Hazardous wastes 8 or materials stored at base camps can also be used against soldiers. Environmental Issues Can Affect Mission Success Commanders are concerned about achieving desired tactical outcomes and mission objectives, and the environment can be an important factor in each of them. It can also be a factor in achieving national objectives for an operation. Tactical outcomes can be adversely affected by weather, geography, and geology, which can enable or limit tactical operations. , water stored in dams) and oil fields can also affect operations.

This statute is unlikely to apply to environmental cases, however, in part, because violations of environmental regulations usually carry civil penalties in the United States. S. S. laws and regulations do at installations in the United States. But such hostnation agreements and final governing standards (FGS) rarely exist between the United States and countries that are the focus of contingency operations. Moreover, in cases where the government falls before or during an operation, there is no governing authority to promulgate or enforce laws.

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