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The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America. The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and forms military policy with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), both federal executive departments, acting as the principal organs by which military policy is carried out.

Pollution

The United States military is one of the biggest polluters on earth,[1][2] with more impact than 140 countries combined.[3][4] The US military spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning (!) in Iraq and Afghanistan alone, according to estimates by Pentagon officials.[5]

According to an EPA list, almost 900 of the nearly 1,200 Superfund sites across the United States are abandoned military facilities or locations that were used to support military needs. One such base, Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was held accountable for the contamination of the area’s groundwater. The military base was deemed responsible for dumping a large amount of carcinogens in the groundwater between 1953 and 1987. But only in February 2018 the federal government allowed affected individuals to file for official compensation claims.[6]

In war zones the US military has been using depleted uranium against enemy forces and burn pits to get rid of all material. Both have serious, understated health impacts on soldiers, environment (even globally) and population.


 

A Document by US/Military

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:Inside-the-wire-reference-guide.pdfhandbook2 February 2012Afghanistan war 2001A US Army pocket reference guide given to all US military personnel serving in Afghanistan from February 2012. It provides advice on how to prevent so-called 'green-on-blue' attacks, where Afghan security forces turn their weapons on the coalition soldiers who have trained them.

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
US/Air Force
US/Army
US/Coast Guard
US/Marine Corps
US/Navy

 

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