Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?
DECEMBER 23, 2008
In response to both kinds of scenarios, some have begun to raise the possibility of an "eco-intervention," analogous to humanitarian interventions. In Nicaragua, the army patrols beaches to protect sea turtle eggs. Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun.