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