Baltic defense can go hand in hand with the Greens

  • 2007-11-07
  • By Frederic Labarre
Up until now, the only thing that could reconcile environmentalists with the armed forces of any country was the color of the land forces' uniforms. It is well-known that military activity is hazardous to the environment; repeated shelling fills the most peaceful meadow and woods with craters. The chemicals used in high explosives pollutes as much as do diesel engines of tanks. Even the millions of spent copper cartridges in war can poison a once-rich agricultural soil. These scenarios are not anticipated for the Baltic states, but the political dilemma remains the same: how much to spend...
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