“This means that in expeditionary warfare, the Army will need to supply itself with more water.
The Army’s brigade combat teams depend heavily on bottled water, which in turn relies on a costly logistics train.
At one forward operating base in Iraq during the 2000s, more than 864,000 bottles of water were consumed each month, with that number doubling during hotter months, according to the study.
An Air Force JTAC offers Afghan children bottles of water after completing a mission in Khanda village, Laghman province, Afghanistan.
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“The additional units needed to support them creates an unsupportable logistical footprint and reduces the speed of the combat units.”.
The study cites the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accords as having “elicited strong reactions in the developed world.”. »