Director of the War Policy and Strategy Program at the Marine Corps University
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"[T]he U.S. sits on at least three times as much recoverable oil as the entire Middle East. The techniques used to uncover vast new sources of natural gas, are now being transferred to the shale-oil deposits in the Midwest, where they are unlocking trillions of barrels of oil...
In a few years, improved drilling techniques may raise the estimated reserves in this single area to 1.4 trillion barrels. That is enough oil to meet all of our demands for 200 years, replace our imports for 400 years, or replace our imports from OPEC for a millennium...
What does it take to get at this oil? Only that the government get out of the way. As the prices of oil surges, the Obama administration is doing everything possible to block further exploration of our own supplies. Overwhelmed by the environmental lobby, fearful of the great man-caused-global-warming fraud, and dedicated to the fantasy that renewables will create jobs and replace the need for carbon sources of energy, the government is preventing oil companies from doing what they do best: finding oil and sending it to consumers."
"Drill, Baby, Drill (Again)," www.nationalreview.com, Mar. 16, 2011
Experts Individuals with PhDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, War Policy and Strategy Program, Marine Corps University, Aug. 2010 – present
Lecturer, conflict and global issues, Johns Hopkins University
Former Defense Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses, Jan. 2004 – July 2010
Former Army Reserve Officer
Former active duty military officer, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and United States Army Europe Headquarters