Sharon Burke: US Adversaries Target Fuel

Sharon Burke
Sharon Burke

The Defense Department is changing the way it approaches energy security as the U.S.’ adversaries are increasingly targeting fuel, the assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs told Federal News Radio.

Sharon Burke told interviewer Francis Rose she expects the military to ramp up its numbers of tactical solar panels, fuel cells, flywheels and batteries designed to be more efficient.

Burke added the military will have to rely more on renewable energy and cut its dependence on traditional fuels, which she said often travel through dangerous routes.

“Everything’s on the battlefield. And [the fuel] is targeted by our adversaries,” she told the station.

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