Friday, August 29, 2008

Peak oil and the military: Japanese crunch

Peak oil hits a military force: Japan's Self-Defense Forces might run out of fuel funds.
Faced with fuel costs that exceed spending plans by 60 percent, the Self Defense Force has scaled back training missions involving jets and ships, vehicles are being run at slower speeds, and more passengers are being squeezed in per trip in order to conserve fuel, a Defense Ministry spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.

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