Article | 2002

Military Transformation and the Roots of National Security

By Amory Lovins

This article, published in the wake of the September 11 attacks, responds to the United States government’s actions and offers strategies for security. The article describes what security is, where it comes from, and who is responsible for it. The author describes how to make a society like the United States free from fear of privation and of fear from attack. The strategies rely on the efficient and fair use of resources in order to avoid and resolve conflict. Preventing the fear of attack and ensuring security can be guaranteed by the security triad of conflict avoidance and prevention, conflict resolution, and non-provocative defense. Using these strategies, nations can ensure domestic and international security.