Eighteen retired military leaders have sent a letter to President Biden urging him to boost domestic energy production.
The former official reiterated that the US is the global leader that can and should replace Russia’s energy.
They say the ongoing wars with Russia and Ukraine are a major driver of many of the challenges facing global energy markets, but domestic challenges including the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and regulatory restrictions policy decisions will play a role in the energy crisis.
“The consequences of these policies were overshadowed during the COVID-19 recession, but rising global energy demand over the past two years has forced a time of reckoning,” the letter said. says. “This has prompted U.S. officials to call on foreign countries to fill the energy supply gap.”
The letter’s signatories, including Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, said, “Some of these countries may claim to be allies of the United States, but they stand for freedom, democracy, and democracy. I do not uphold principles and liberty, instead I serve my own interests.”
Retired U.S. Army Major General James “Spider” Marks, who released the letter, said: However, recent U.S. policy decisions have limited oil and gas development and canceled critical infrastructure he projects, including Keystone XL. ”
He said, “North American energy development is critical to the national security of the United States and the economic and national security of our allies in Europe and around the world.”
Marks explained that the United States is a hedge against foreign enemies that could weaponize its energy supply and called on Biden to increase the production and transportation of U.S. energy resources.
“For more than two generations, the United States has served as a hedge against authoritarian regimes and dictators around the world. , put our fingers on the scales to tip the balance of power freely in our favour,” the letter states. “Without easy access to affordable and abundant energy, adversaries of freedom could gain the upper hand in key strategic and geopolitical battles, adversely affecting not only U.S. citizens but people around the world. It also jeopardizes the new reality that there is
A consortium of retired military experts called on Mr. Biden to do “what’s best for the American people” and return to past policies that were responsible for making America’s energy independent before he took office.