"WASHINGTON - Climate change will not be included in an important Pentagon strategy document set to be unveiled in January, the No. 2 official at the U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters that not mentioning climate change did not mean it was no longer a priority for the U.S. military.
The Pentagon strategy document, known as the National Defense Strategy, sets the priorities and direction for the U.S. military."