Article | 2002

How to Get Real Security

By Amory Lovins

This article, adapted from a previous piece and published in the Whole Earth Review, describes strategies for establishing effective security. It offers political, economic, and environmental strategies for ensuring worldwide security. The author provides a formula for security that addresses the root causes of terrorism, supports sustainable societies, achieves energy independence with existing technology, develops nonprovocative defense, makes other nations feel more secure, and saves money for urgent social causes. He argues that any global security strategy must consider multiple components: political, diplomatic, informational, humanitarian, economic, and military.