ES 2WW3 - Lecture 8 - Water and War - A2L edited

ES 2WW3 - Lecture 8 - Water and War - A2L edited - Earth Sc...

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Earth Sc 2WW3 Water & War
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Water and Ancient Wars • Freshwater supply:
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Water and Modern Wars • Water supplies:
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Acts of “Water Violence” • Executed by retreating forces as furtive attacks or:
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Water as a Weapon of War • By withholding or destroying water supplies as:
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War against the Marsh Arabs • After insurrection of 1991 against Saddam Hussein:
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Large Dams as Military Targets
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Water Bombs • On occasion, excess of water has been used as a weapon
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Operation Deliberate Force. 1995 Operation Noble Anvil, 1999
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Water & Collateral Damage Battle of Fallujah
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Control over Water • At least one modern war has conducted in order to:
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Emergency Services • Provision of Water • Continuity of supplies • Ensure water quality
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Operation Popeye
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Operation Stormfury • The future (2025):
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Modification Aggressive Defensive Precipitation Deny freshwater, drought Maintain troop’s comfort, control visibility, improve/maintain level of operational capability Fog and Cloud Removal for airfield
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2012 for the course EARTH SCIE booger taught by Professor Bum during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.

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