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The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the war between Iran and Iraq underline the grim thesis of this book. Howard Bucknell argues that our dependence upon foreign oil poses an unequaled threat not only to our security as a nation but also to the fabric of our society. He issues a call for confronting this imminent crisis, for conservation and for the urgent development of new sources of energy.
A 1944 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Howard Bucknell III commanded a number of ships while on active duty, including the nuclear-powered submarines U.S.S. Snook and U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. Formerly director of the Energy and National Security Project at the Ohio State university, he is now president of John Addison Cobb Associates, a consortium of independent energy analysis.
"This carefully researched and documented book should be required reading for all Americans. It will cause liberals pain and give anguish to conservatives."—John J. McKetta
The University Press of Kentucky
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United States energy policy, United States national security, Oil
Bucknell, Howard III, "Energy and the National Defense" (1981). American Politics. 9.