War is costly stuff, and isn't doing our fine planet any favors. At least, not environmentally. By 2020 however, the US military hopes that 50 per cent of their operations will be done using renewable energy.
First to undertake their green campaign are the 150 marines in the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, who'll be shedding the fuel and using the sun to power their equipment instead. According to the Navy secretary Ray Mabus, "fossil fuel is the no. 1 thing we import to Afghanistan."
The military is trying to go green. Does anyone else think this sounds like the plot of a Joseph Heller novel?