"Droughts, famines, floods and catastrophic storms destabilize regions of the world with weak infrastructure and fragile governments. Extremist groups take advantage of chaos to fill the voids of power. Our military must stretch our resources thin to secure our vital interests around the globe," said Michael Breen, executive director of the Truman National Security Project.
"During World War II the Army Air Corps conducted trainings in and around the Organ Mountains," he said in a statement. "They helped create secret navigational technology that shortened the war in Europe, saving lives. President Obama is making the right call by preserving these important military heritage sites."