Climate change driving US national security decisions

In 1989, I commanded a brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia, which was deploying to Turkey for a NATO training mission. Hurricane Hugo drew a bead on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina and caused us to reposition our aviation assets and move base families into shelters. One of my battalions deployed to Charleston, South Carolina, for a month to help with recovery.

Paul Kern
Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

In 1989, I commanded a brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia, which was deploying to Turkey for a NATO training mission. Hurricane Hugo drew a bead on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina and caused us to reposition our aviation assets and move base families into shelters. One of my battalions deployed to Charleston, South Carolina, for a month to help with recovery.

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