ABOUT THIS SERIES
Droughts, extreme heat, wildfires, rising seas, flooding have started to threaten military bases and infrastructure. Destabilizing weather worsens tensions abroad that could draw in U.S. forces.
In this ongoing series InsideClimate News examines how threats to national security are being multiplied by climate change.
The Pentagon has pointed to the Syrian civil war as an example of how global warming can aggravate the fragility of a nation riddled with tensions and poor governance. But where is the next Syria? And will the U.S. military, if called upon, be able to respond to international crises if climate change has hammered its ships, planes and training grounds?
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