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Geography and National Security
Geography and national security

There is an enduring, compelling, and immutable link between geography and national security because national security—and so, too, geography—is about space and the content of space. Because geographers characteristically employ an integrating approach to their inquiries, they are cognizant of the variety of processes affecting a place; thus, geography offers an unusually important and relevant vantage point from which to examine and explain matters of national security (Jackman, 1962).

Geographers seek to answer the following question: Why is it like this here? By its very nature, national security is geographic because places contain unique physical environments and culture systems. In essence, national security involves time, space, and the nature of what exists within the confines of that time and ...

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