The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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QUOTATIONS - POLITICS AND THE MILITARY VIEW

The problem with defense is how far can you go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In closing, I would like to emphasize that the current DOD leadership strongly believes that national security includes environmental security.
- Sherri Wasserman Goodman, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security), before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests, of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on the California Desert Protection Act of 1993, S.21, April 28, 1993

A range without airspace is a parking lot.
- U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations

THE BOOK

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West At Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier.

It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire, Geologist; Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist; Richard W. Hazlett, Geologist


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