I was quoted in "Pentagon To Increase Its Role In Environmental Research" [The Scientist, Nov. 12, 1990, page 3]. While I acknowledge the statements that were attributed to me in the article, some portions of my statements were omitted. I said that there is a large defense research community made up of strategic think-tanks around the country. As the Cold War ends, those researchers and their Conflict Management Institutes are seeking new areas of research. The next hottest issue on the political agenda is the environment. But these researchers are untrained in environmental issues. It is not the case that they have a model of conflict that can then simply be applied to any problem. To do credible research on the environment will require that they upgrade their understanding of environmental issues. I also suggested, as reported, that as soon as the next major conflict appears, many of the researchers...
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