What does the American military have in store for the citizens of the world? According to the FAS, a study called ‘2025’ was:
“…designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future. Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense. ”
You can read about the study here:
A few highlights in this summary full of fun acronyms and euphemisms include a World Wide Information Control System (WICS) that “gather, process, and present in-time information to military users. ” You also get Joint Readiness Assessment And Planning Integrated Decision System (JRAPIDS) and Virtual Integrated Planning And Execution Resource System (VIPERS), all run by the Man In The Chair, affectionately known as MITCH, who apparently has some megalomania issues and seeks to deploy his Brilliant Warriors to dominate every inch of air, sea, land and space
The all-seeing eye of MITCH has looked far into the future and made provisions for every possible scenario, including that of “the possibility of a catastrophic event caused by an impact of a large earth crossing object (ECO) on the earth-moon-system (EMS), be it an asteroid or comet.” Is the chair in which Man In The Chair sits parked in front of a laptop, where Hi Royal Omnipotence has been getting caught up in Internet hype about Nibiru and the comet Elenin, or does he know something we don’t? (see Chapter 10 for info on he plans to deal with this.)
Note: his tactical approach does involve stocking up on weapons, but it says nothing about peanut butter or junk silver.
Naturally, being a with-it guy, a lot of MITCH’s tactics involve computerized technology, both as a weapon and a target. In a sudden inspiration to benevolence, he has decided to cut down on ‘collateral damage’ by improving using more sophisticated and less lethal methods of taking down the ennemy’s Command and Control (C2) using technology that allows for “subtle manipulation of human perception” such as:
“Incapacattack (pronounced, in-ca-pass-attack)*, a multicomponent system that provides commanders with a range of attack options that can be used singly or in combination to influence an opponent, much as a puppet master manipulates the strings of a marionette. The system includes a cyberforce attack cell, a global awareness capability, a constellation of distributed minisatellites, uninhabited aerial vehicles, “micro-know-bots,” and a holographic projection capability. Its attack options include psychological operations, information attack, deception, biomedical attack, multispectral warfare, and destruction.”
See that mosquito, Sarge? It’s not really a mosquito…
*For future reference, MITCH, you get a hard c every time when you place it in front of an ‘a’.