"If war aims are stated which seem to be solely concerned with Anglo-American imperialism, they will offer little to people in the rest of the world. The interests of other peoples should be stressed. This would have a better propaganda effect."
1941 Council of Foreign Relations private memo to the US State Department
Remember the Iraq War? More U.S. Combat Troops Heading Back...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday the Pentagon will send a “specialized expeditionary targeting force” of elite troop UNITS LIKE Navy SEALs to Iraq with freedom to operate inside Syria ...There are already about 3,500 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq...and about 50 Special Operations troops on their way to Syria to assist Syrian rebels plan missions...The new deployment will push total higher, but no numbers have been provided yet.
NATO to Beef Up Security Along Turkish Borders
12/1/15 Resolute Support Meeting, NATO HQs, Brussels
global dictatorship means ‘leading’ solutions to global crises US finance capital & partners lead in producing
Kerry Quietly Makes Climate Pact a Priority
Kerry initiated a systematic, top-down push to create State Department focus on global warming. His goal is to be the lead broker of a 2015 global climate treaty.
Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era
Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1970
"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen...millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason... These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieve/review by the authorities...Technology will make available to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of security forces need be appraised....techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm..
Joint Vision 2020 Emphasizes Full-spectrum Dominance
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2000 – "Full-spectrum dominance" is the key term in "Joint Vision 2020," the blueprint DoD will follow in the future. Joint Vision 2020, released May 30 and signed by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Henry Shelton, extends the concept laid out in Joint Vision 2010. Some things will not change. The mission of the U.S. military today and tomorrow is to fight and win the nation's wars. How DoD goes about doing this is 2020's focus.
Joint Vision 2020 addresses full-spectrum dominance across the range of conflicts from nuclear war to major theater wars to smaller-scale contingencies. It addresses amorphous situations like peacekeeping and noncombat humanitarian relief. Key to U.S. dominance in any conflict will be what the chairman calls "decision superiority" -- translating information superiority into better decisions arrived at and implemented faster than an enemy can react....The development of a global information grid will provide the environment for decision superiority. Innovation has always been a hallmark of the American military. In 2020, this native American talent will be even more important....Joint Vision 2020 expands the term "interoperability" to include the development of joint doctrine and information sharing. Joint Vision 2020 is a blueprint.
Military Scientists Study Ionoshpere
2/26/10Special to American Forces Press Service http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=58119
“The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a program known as HAARP, is basically a joint Air Force-Navy program to investigate ionospheric physics and radio science,” explained James Battis, HAARP program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory, in a Feb. 24 interview on Pentagon Web Radio’s audio webcast “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military.”
Japanese Government Pays 60 Trillion Yen to Stop More H.A.A.R.P. Attacks
May 24th, 2011 http://www.eutimes.net/2011/05/japanese-government-pays-60-trillion-yen-...
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan paid 60 trillion yen HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Reasearch Program) to the Federal Reserve Board crime syndicate immediately after his country was attacked with HAARP and nuclear terror, according to Japanese security police sources. The extortion money was paid off following threats to use HAARP to cause Mt. Fuji to erupt. For those of you still too brainwashed to believe such a thing is possible, please take a look at the following transcript available on the US Defense Department http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=674
US Gov. Opens Official On the Record Study Into Weather Modification and Geo-Engineering
Weather warfare is banned under a 1980 treaty to which the U.S. is a signatory, but the U.S. intelligence has an interest in such technologies, said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a security think tank in Alexandria, Va.
US Study Exploring Weather Modification to be Completed Fall of 2014
August 15, 2013 http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/us-climate-change-study-under...
...The project is supported by the Academy, the U.S. intelligence community, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA...."Most of the proposed geoengineering techniques for solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal being discussed have global implications and are generally discussed in a global context...The project's main goal is to provide a technical evaluation of proposed geoengineering techniques..include how using such technology may impact the environment, economy and national security..."
Attempts to change the weather have taken on various forms for about 70 years...including cloud seeding to bring rain and snow to parched areas of the western United States. The U.S. government research to modify hurricanes from the early 1960s to the mid-80s was unsuccessful....
Weather modification is the process of modifying weather... with the use of glaciogenic (silver iodide) and/or hygroscopic (calcium chloride) material, Project Meteorologist Jonathan Jennings of the West Texas Weather Modification Association said. Aircraft or ground base generators deliver the materials into the clouds he said. "In Texas, our operations are conducted by seeding at the base of a convective thunderstorm with an aircraft....
Weather warfare is banned under a 1980 treaty to which the U.S. is a signatory, but the U.S. intelligence community definitely has an interest in such technologies, said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a security think tank in Alexandria, Va."Because global warming may impact the security of other countries and create national security problems for the U.S. government...perfectly ethical for the U.S. government to use weather modification to save lives and money, Pile said.
The U.S. study is expected to be finished in the fall of 2014.
WW3 ‘global integration’ and ‘climate change’
CLIMATE-SMART INTEGRATION AT USAID
USAID engages with dozens of countries and communities around the world to support programs in agriculture, energy, infrastructure, economic development, democracy and governance, and to provide humanitarian assistance. Climate change adds a new variable to all these efforts, giving integration a special meaning at USAID.. working with country partners and development professionals seeking innovative ways to include climate change considerations in existing development programs for democracy and governance, food security, agriculture, infrastructure, energy, health, education, gender and disaster preparedness.
Islamic State Targeting Africa ...
12/1/15 US African-commander-warns-voa/3083034.html
"Access from Libya to Europe is disturbingly easy,"an-commander-warns-voa/3083034.html
STUTTGART, GERMANY—U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations, Vice Admiral Michael Franken, with VOA in Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 1, 2015.
The Syria-based Islamic State group has expanded its reach in Africa, courting Islamist extremists from Nigeria to Somalia while establishing a major nerve center close to Europe Vice Admiral Michael Franken, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations, told VOA...according to Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution defense policy expert, "access from Libya to Europe is disturbingly easy...Ties between Islamic State group, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terror groups is why defense expert O'Hanlon also wants to see elements added in Mali and Nigeria to any counter-Islamic State or counter-al-Qaida plan..in volatile nations....that will take time to fix...
"The principal beneficiary of America's foreign assistance programs has always been the United States."
USAID (Agency for International Development) Source: "Direct Economic Benefits of U.S. Assistance Programs," 1999
Beyond Humanitarianism: Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa
: What You Need to Know About Africa and Why It Matters
Editors: Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Patricia Lee Dorff, Director, Council Publishing Council on Foreign Relations Press
Sept. 2007 http://www.cfr.org/publication/13535/
Africa is moving center stage in world politics, not just for humanitarian reasons. This citizen’s guide to the complex issues and conflicts on the continent clarifies what’s at stake... the growth of democracy, the focus of attention and rising activity of China, political and economic prospects for countries in Africa...Currently, 15 percent of U.S. oil imports come from Africa—as much as from the Middle East—and the continent is poised to double its output over the coming decade. regional conflicts and terrorist threats there--- provides an absorbing look at Africa’s emergence as a strategic player[...]
US GLOBAL DOMINATION DEPENDS ON IT, REGARDLESS OF COSTS
Africa Rejects US AFRICOM (excerpts)
AFRICOM will preside over all countries on the continent except Egypt...Pentagon officials say it is needed to secure vast, lawless areas where terrorists have sought safe haven to regroup and threaten U.S. interests.
12/1/15 Stuttgart Germany where it still is today
African opposition means the new US command headquarters will more likely be in US or Europe."
Congresss Demands US Carry Out Simulated Specifically Targeted Cyber War Games
In the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress, in an unprecedented move, ordered the Joint Chiefs of staff to conduct U.S. Cyber Command [CYBERCOM] to carry out a series of simulated “war games” specifically against, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea...“
Peter Singer, strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation think tank, told Nextgov...is far more than stealing Social Security numbers or email from Hollywood executives... but the takedown of the modern military nervous system and Stuxnet-style digital weapons,” [digest: USraeli offensive first-strike cyber weapons like Stuxnet and other viruses used against Iran]] ... War games typically refer to large-scale exercises, such as “Cyber Flag,” the information security portion of the “Red Flag” training at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, said Rob Bagnall, founder of contractor Maverick Cyber Defense.... “You are talking hundreds of participants from many places.”Cyber Flag, for instance, teams all branches, CYBERCOM and other government entities in multiple locations...
National Defense Authorization Act FY2016
signed into law by President Obama November 25, 2015 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1356/text
“The Secretary of Defense should develop creative and agile concepts, technologies, and strategies across all available media to most effectively reach target audiences, to counter and degrade the ability of adversaries and potential adversaries to persuade, inspire, and recruit inside areas of hostilities or in other areas in direct support of the objectives of commanders.”...Section 1056 of 2016 NDAA which also directed DOD to...advance its ability “to shape the informational environment.”...
Also see digest ‘information war’ ‘strategic communications/public diplomacy’, propaganda, ‘psyops’, DOD social media responsibility
public diplomacy queen manages “fate”
Weather and War: A Perfect Storm
7/25/14 14 by TARA SONENSHINE, http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/07/weather-and-war-perfect-storm/89...
Tara Sonenshine, former under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, is a Distinguished Fellow at George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Three recent airline tragedies turned the world’s spotlight on collateral damage’s innocent victims—changing the idea of international security into one of personal security as well. For the hundreds of people who lost their lives this week in airlines disasters on three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe, the conditions that led to tragedies in the sky will not change the facts on the ground. The lives of human beings were lost in twists of fate. Left behind are families, friends, and futures from Taiwan to Mali... The “conditions” of flight do matter to those left wondering and worrying about stowing our luggage and buckling our seats.
Most importantly, the conditions surrounding these air disasters are critical to policymakers everywhere—especially those who work on war and weather. For foreign policy professionals—wars are worrisome, especially when civilians find themselves caught in the crossfire of conflict. In eastern Ukraine, evidence points to Putin and his policies. What began as a hostile takeover of Crimea has become a messy war. The conflict between Moscow and Kiev is no longer limited in scope and seriousness. The shooting down of a civilian aircraft is a policy and human disaster. That means America and Europe have no choice but to ratchet up more sanctions and prepare to press Mr. Putin harder to reign in the thugs that roam freely within a sovereign nation next door to his own.
Beyond war there is weather. Within the foreign policy expert community are climatologists who have to figure out why bad weather seems to be getting worse around the world... storm coverage in the past two years has included more disasters than in previous years. We see images of floods and rains that bury cars and people, now we are left wondering if the weather woes may be causing havoc way above us. International security has become personal security. We must demand answers and solutions that make the chances of collateral damage from war and weather smaller.