4/5 US Korea "Playbook" Plan Revealed; Preemptive Nuclear War Policy

US public diplomacy warmongering 'pause' is NOT a change in intensification of 'reality on the ground' in its decades old agenda
same author, basically same article with headline change, PLUS 'u.s. reported step back from show of force' & MINUS "threats on US bases'

U.S. Dials Back On Korean Show Of Force
Administration 'Playbook' Outlined Publicized Exercises...
4/4/13 Wall Street Journal, By Adam Entous And Julian E. Barnes, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732410090457840083399742028...
WASHINGTON -- After a high-visibility display of military power aimed at deterring North Korean provocations, the White House is dialing back the aggressive posture amid fears that it could inadvertently trigger an even deeper crisis, according to U.S. officials. The U.S. is putting a pause to what officials described as a step-by-step plan the Obama administration approved earlier this year, dubbed "the playbook," that laid out the sequence and publicity plans for U.S. shows of force during annual war games with South Korea. The playbook included well-publicized flights in recent weeks near North Korea by nuclear-capable B-52 and stealth B-2 bombers, as well as advanced F-22 warplanes...the U.S. didn't believe North Korea had any imminent plans to take military action in response to the exercises...U.S. intelligence agencies had assessed the risks associated with the playbook and concluded there was a low probability of a North Korean military response because...."They are interested first and foremost in regime survival."...
The U.S. 'playbook' plan discussed during several high-level White House meetings, according to participants, was backed by Mr. Hagel in one of his first acts as defense secretary. John Kerry, the new secretary of state, supported the Pentagon, as did other top administration officials, according to meeting participants. In the deliberations, supporters said it was better for the U.S. to control the escalating steps, to ensure the situation didn't spin out of control.... publicizing the destroyers risked ratcheting up tensions with the North more than the White House had intended...White House officials became upset because the disclosure wasn't in keeping with the orchestrated rollout it had sought to control.
The White House has put the next steps in the playbook on hold while it assesses the North's posture, officials say, though the administration hasn't ruled out future shows of force. On Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the U.S. wanted to lower the "temperature" on the peninsula. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel -- one of the playbook's chief backers -- said during an address Wednesday that the U.S. and other powers in the region don't want to make a "complicated, combustible situation" even worse. He urged the North to tone down its rhetoric, holding out the prospect of a "path to peace.

Nuclear Summit Produces Few Significant Outcomes
3/27/12 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Nuclear-Summit-Produces-Few-Sign...
President Barack Obama met with the leaders of China, India, Russia and top officials from nearly 50 other countries to try to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was overshadowed by concerns about North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activities...North Korea's foreign ministry defended its planned launch, contending it should not be seen as a violation of sanctions forbidding it from the use of ballistic missile technology and it “will never give up the peaceful activity", a legitimate right of a sovereign state and essential for North Korea's economic development.

"South Korean corvette Cheonan "sunk by North Korea’s torpedo attack on March 26, 2010" was sunk by USA...see how close to North Korea US takes its warships.

US 'playbook' war games 'on hold'
U.S. to Bolster Missile Defense to Deter Attack by North Korea
3/16/13 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/world/asia/us-to-bolster-missile-defen...
The U.S will increase its ground-based interceptors along the Pacific Coast to 44 from the 30 now based in California and Alaska...while the missile-defense system does not offer a 100-percent guarantee of knocking down a North Korean attack, it sends a signal of credible deterrence to the North’s limited intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.

U.S. Dispatches nuclearized B-2 stealth bombers over Korea
3/29 WP: U.S. signaled how quickly and severely Washington could respond to an attack by Pyongyang Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday after the U.S. dispatched nuclear-armed stealth B-2 missiles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to drop inert munitions over Jik Do Rangein in South Korea....one of the most expensive and specialized aircraft, B-2 bombers cost $3 billion apiece, flying them costs about $135,000 per hour, according to a study by the Center for Public Integrity... Following the decision earlier to add 14 nuclear missile interceptors in Alaska across U.S. West Coast... North Korea condemned the “warmongering by US imperialism and its South Korean puppet forces"

US uses B-2 bombers as a ‘deterrence’ measure in the region
By Barney Henderson , and agencies | telegraph.co.uk
Mr Kim directed his rocket units on standby at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, hours after nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers were deployed in ongoing US joint military drills with South Korea....The North’s military was placed on its highest alert level...A meeting of Pyongyang’s senior military leaders was called after two US B2 bombers, flying out of bases in Missouri, carried out simulated bombing raids on North Korean targets on an island off the coast of South Korea. and, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea...that demonstrated Washington’s “hostile intent”, that the “reckless” act had gone “beyond the phase of threat and blackmail” KCNA news agency reported....Mr Kim’s threat was apparent retaliation after two American nuclear-capable B-2 planes ...The US denied its military exercise was provocative but was “committed to a pathway to peace and any eventuality” in the region....KCNA said: “He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA, ordering them to be on standby for fire so that they may strike any time the US mainland, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea.”
In a telephone call to his South Korean counterpart, US Defence Secretary Hagel said Seoul could rely on US military protection, including "the nuclear umbrella, conventional strike means and missile defence".

UN Ambassador Rice underscored that “The United States is ready to do what it takes to defend ourselves and defend our allies in the region should that be necessary. Our aim remains though that there to be a de-escalation of these tensions and ideally addressing the nuclear threat through the nuclear table.”
Rice called on China, which shares a border with North Korea, to press Kim more.

U.S. Keeps Nuclear First-Strike Strategy
April 6, 2010, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230462030457516626363251379...
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration new national nuclear-weapons strategy... the Nuclear Posture Review, leaving intact the longstanding U.S. threat to use nuclear weapons first, even against non-nuclear nations....Next month, Mr. Obama will try to use the first U.N. review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in five years to toughen the treaty and isolate... Iran and North Korea. "Release of nuclear posture review will set the stage," a U.S. official said...it will add that Washington "will continue to move" toward "making nuclear deterrence the sole objective" of the arsenal. The adjective "sole" has become a key measurement in diplomatic circles where U.S. nuclear forces have long been seen as an impediment to stopping nuclear proliferation.

, "The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) outlines the Administration’s approach to promoting the President’s agenda for reducing nuclear dangers and pursuing the goal of a world without nuclear weapons, while simultaneously advancing broader U.S. security interests. The NPR reflects the President’s national security priorities and the supporting defense strategy objectives identified in 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review."

DoD: Plans to Use Preemptive Deadly Force Against Cyber Threat
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)provision gave President the authority to “conduct offensive operations in cyberspace”

North Korea was the last nation the United States removed from the terrorism list. That was done by the Bush administration in 2008 in an effort to encourage Pyongyang to be more pliant in its nuclear program talks — a goal that has been largely unmet, given North Korea’s recent intransigence....
US Offer to Take Sudan Off Terror List https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/world/africa/08sudan.html

hidden (canceled) Pentagon document revealed
2005 Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations
U.S. Department of Defense Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations was *publicly discovered in 2005 ...a draft being revised to be consistent with the Bush doctrine of preemptive attack.[1]
*Note: Pentagon had hidden the Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations and three related documents, referring to this as "canceling" the documents.[2] The decision to "cancel" the documents removed controversial documents from the public domain ...White House and Pentagon guidance directing use of nuclear weapons remains unchanged by the cancellation.[3]:
"The use of nuclear weapons represents a significant escalation from conventional warfare and may be provoked by some action, event, or threat. However, like any military action, the decision to use nuclear weapons is driven by the political objective sought."... "Integrating conventional and nuclear attacks will ensure the most efficient use of force and provide US leaders with a broader range of strike options to address immediate contingencies… This integration will ensure optimal targeting, minimal collateral damage, and reduce the probability of escalation." ... "Although the United States may not know with confidence what threats a state, combinations of states, or nonstate actors pose to US interests, it is possible to anticipate the capabilities an adversary might use… These capabilities require maintaining a diverse mix of conventional forces capable of high-intensity, sustained, and coordinated actions across the range of military operations; employed in concert with survivable and secure nuclear forces" ... "The immediate and prolonged effects of nuclear weapons including blast (overpressure, dynamic pressure, ground shock, and cratering), thermal radiation (fire and other material effects), and nuclear radiation (initial, residual, fallout, blackout, and electromagnetic pulse), impose physical and psychological challenges for combat forces and noncombatant populations alike. These effects also pose significant survivability requirements on military equipment, supporting civilian infrastructure resources, and host-nation/coalition assets. US forces must prepare to survive and perhaps operate in a nuclear/radiological environment."
2010 U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new Nuclear Posture Review about when U.S.would order a nuclear strike.[4]

The nuclear option in CONPLAN 8022 was first described in William M. Arkin, “No Just a Last Resort? A GlobalStrike Plan With a Nuclear Option,”
May 14, 2005, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/14/AR200505....
Global Strike: A Chronology of the Pentagon’s New Offensive Strike Plan
March 2006 Hans M. Kristensen/Federation of American Scientists
-5-document states in part: "U.S. nuclear forces must be capable of, and be seen to be capable of, destroying those critical war-making and war-supporting assets and capabilities that a potential enemy leadership values most and that it would rely on to achieve its own objectives in the post-war world."
... June 2004 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the military to implement CONPLAN 8022 “which provides the President a prompt, global strike capability." In response, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Richard Myers signed the Global Strike Alert Order (ALERTORD) June 30, 2004, which ordered STRATCOM to put CONPLAN 8022 into effect in coordination with the Air Force and Navy. August 17 STRATCOM published Global Strike Interim Capability Operations Order (OPORD) which changed the nature of CONPLAN 8022 from a concept plan to a contingency plan. In response, selected bombers, ICBMs, SSBNs, and information warfare units were tasked against specific high-value targets in adversary countries. November 18, 2005, Joint Functional Component Command Space and Global Strike achieved Initial Operational capability after being thoroughly tested in the nuclear strike exercise Global Lightning 06...

Arkin. WP 5/14/2005: ..."CONPLAN 8022-22 was completed in November 2003, putting in place for the first time a pre-emptive and offensive strike capability, against Iran and North Korea. In January 2004, Admiral James O. Ellis certified Stratcom's readiness for global strike to the Defense Secretary and the President... The global strike plan holds the nuclear option in reserve if intelligence suggests an 'imminent' launch of an enemy nuclear strike on the United States or if there is a need to destroy hard-to-reach targets. CONPLAN 8022 could involve the use of nuclear bunker busters to take out hardened command structures and WMD depots in Iran or North Korea."...

Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World,
by Joseph Gerson, Walden Bello
The United States is the only country to have dropped the atomic bomb. Since its A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, every U.S. president has threatened nuclear war. This concise history shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to bolster its imperial ambitions. Leading nuclear specialist and peace campaigner Joseph Gerson explains why atomic weapons were first built and used -- and how the U.S. uses them today to preserve its global empire [Ch.3: Post War Asia: Targeting China and Korea]

digest comment: WIRED excells at its job selling US state terror developments in a cool way that mitigates and obscures their real nature and purpose...like suggesting DARPA's
'mad scientists' research could do revolutionary stuff if successful...casually throwing in the 'Defense Threat Reduction as an agency that researches new ways to detect nuclear weapons' Only 'lefty' sounding liberals can pull off promoting-under-giuise-of-exposing such deadly fascist shit

Ex-CIA Analyst Expects North Korea to Attack South Korea
...The Obama administration’s goal seems to be to give North Korea diplomatic room to climb down without making substantive concessions. It’s sent bombers, fighter jets and guided-missile destroyers to the Korean peninsula, and ordered a missile-defense system to Guam. But, as the Wall Street Journal reported, the administration is “dialing back the aggressive posture...

"what nuclear radiation does to the building blocks of life".
DARPA Wants to Help You Survive a Nuclear Disaster
2/20/13 http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/darpa-nuclear-disaster/
...“In light of the diverse, persistent, and substantial threat posed by ionizing radiation from nuclear and/or radiological weapons,” the agency wrote in a request for information released Wednesday “Darpa is requesting information on novel therapies, methods, devices, protocols, compounds, and/or systems to mitigate the dangers that ionizing radiation poses to human health.” The idea is to help inform “a potential new program focused on demonstrating novel methods for mitigating the susceptibility of victims exposed to large doses of ionizing radiation over a range of temporal scales...Emerging models of DNA damage dynamics, DNA damage response, signaling pathways and DNA repair mechanisms may lead to the development of novel therapies for long-term radiation damage” ”
DARPA nuclear survival interests are in three main research areas. One, “prophylactic” and “post-exposure” treatments to neutralize ionizing radiation before it starts to cause serious cellular damage. Second, how to survive and/or mitigate long-term effects of radiation exposure, including cancers... Third, better understand and model the effects of radiation on the human body, from molecular up to systemic level, with an eye to “mitigation and repair of genetic and cellular damage.”

(Partial) Cure for Nuclear Radiation: Bone-Marrow Drugs
4/4/13 http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/health-department-nuclear/
There’s been been a flurry of activity around nuclear disaster research in recent months. In February, the Pentagon scientists at DARPA published a request for information regarding therapies that could mitigate long-term radiation exposure risks like cancer — and how radiation effects human DNA. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency meanwhile in 2013 is researching new ways to detect nuclear weapons.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) / U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD)
DTRA is the U.S. Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction... Subject Matter Experts on WMD, we address the entire spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive threats. DTRA programs include science research and development, operational support to U.S. warfighters on the front line, and an in-house WMD think tank to anticipate and mitigate future threats...
SCC-WMD, U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, synchronizes Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction efforts across our military’s geographic commands and leverages the people, programs and interagency relationships of DTRA at a strategic level. We work with the military services, other elements of the United States government, and countries across the planet on counterproliferation, nonproliferation and WMD reduction issues with one goal in mind: Making the World Safer. At home and abroad, DTRA and SCC-WMD deliver mission success against a very real and growing threat.
http://www.dtra.mil/about/Lea dership.aspx
Kenneth A. Myers Director, DTRA and SCC-WMD
Maj. Gen. Jay G. Santee, U.S. Air Force Deputy Director, DTRA
Maj. Gen. Eric W. Crabtree U.S. Air Force Commander, SJFHQ-E and Deputy Director, SCC-WMD
Sergeant Major Scott C. Mykoo, U.S. Marine Corps Command Senior Enlisted Leader, DTRA and SCC-WMD


YOU may not, and are not supposed to dream of 'homeland' resistance & revolution ..
Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development
11/4/08 www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=890
Published by The Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, it warns the U.S. must prepare for “violent, strategic dislocation inside the US by unforeseen economic collapse”, “loss of functioning political and legal order..."domestic terrorism" ..."natural disasters" “DoD challenged by stabilization abroad faces challenges on a massive scale at home.”

“Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress.”
2/9/11 http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/“understanding-homeland-threat-landscape-considerations-112th-congress”

White House Unveils New Strategy to Fight Homegrown Terrorism
12/8/11 abcnews.go.com/ blogs/ politics/ 2011/ 12/ white-house-unveils-new-strategy-to-fight-homegrown-terrorism/ -
“Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States"
“Just as we engage and raise awareness to prevent gang violence, sexual offenses, school shootings and other acts of violence, so too must we ensure that our communities are empowered to recognize threats of violent extremism and understand the range of government and NGO resources that can help keep their families, friends and neighbors safe”

US imperialist 'resistance' that unsuccessfully attempts to crush national liberation resistance
U.S. Army Special Forces Unconventional Warfare (UW) Training Manual November 2010 [TC 18-01]

3/3/11 U.S. Army
(excerpts) TC 18-01 *97 pages *Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only *Foreign Distribution Restriction *November 2010

1-1. The intent of U.S. UW is to exploit a hostile power’s political, military, economic, and psychological vulnerabilities by developing and sustaining resistance forces to accomplish U.S. strategic objectives....

1-22. A genuine willingness to collaborate and cooperate with the United States must exist within the leadership of the indigenous force. It is unrealistic to expect a leader to relinquish control of his forces to the United States. In general, insurgent leaders expect to retain authority and control over their forces while benefiting their cause by collaborating with the United States. Tailored, persuasive messages targeting key leaders and groups may increase their willingness to accept U.S. support.

Permanent Terror War
"Disposition Matrix": Plan for hunting terrorist suspects signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists
Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for a next-generation targeting list called the “disposition matrix.”The matrix contains the names of terrorism suspects arrayed against an accounting of the resources being marshaled to track them down, including sealed indictments and clandestine operations. U.S. officials said the database is designed to go beyond existing kill lists, mapping plans for the “disposition” of suspects...Among senior Obama administration officials, there is a broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade...That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism. Targeting lists that were regarded as finite emergency measures after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are now fixtures of the national security apparatus. “We can’t possibly kill everyone who wants to harm us,” a senior administration official said. “It’s a necessary part of what we do. . . . We’re not going to wind up in 10 years in a world of everybody holding hands and saying, ‘We love America.’ ”....