video games programming
"From the F-16 to the F-117 A, the MIA2 tank to the
Bradley armored vehicle, the Aegis cruiser to the latest nuclear aircraft
carrier, the video game version arrives on the shelves almost as soon as the
weapon system first appears.
A Pentium chip and a joy-stick will get
you into the Comanche helicopter, the F-22, and the newest Seawolf SSN-21
submarine." - James Der Derian
1931 Navy purchases the first aircraft simulator from its
designer, Edward Link.
1932 Amusement parks have
bought close to fifty Link Trainers.
asks Atari to create a special version of the game Battle Zone as a
training tool for drivers of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
The Marine Corps appropriates the
video game Doom.
Usually the technology transfer goes in the
other direction, with military applications leading the way in research and
development, from the earliest incarnations of the computer in simulation
projects like "Whirlwind" at MIT's Servomechanisms Laboratory during World War
II, to "SAGE," the first centralized air defense system of the
1997 MAK Technologies wins a
to make Marine Exed Unit 2000, an amphibious assault game intended for
both military and commercial markets.
Every year, the US government
hosts the Connections Conference, which is intended to unite members of
the DoD and video game makers.
Attendees include personnel of the
Defense Intelligence Agency and game companies like GT Interactive.
Conference agendas have included such topics as 'Wargaming Design
Fundamentals' and 'DoD Wargaming 101'.
1998 J.W. "Wild Bill" Stealy, the chairman of Interactive
Magic, a North Carolina software incorporation, is an Air Force
Academy graduate and retired Air Force officer.
produced Carrier Strike Fighter, a flight and combat simulator of the
iF/A-18E, a fighter jet that had yet to be put into general operation.
2006 Col. Kenneth "Crash" Konwin, head of the
Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, and Larry Tuch, a writer and designer
with Paramount Digital Entertainment detail how their organizations
adapted Talmudwood multimedia technology and blockbuster movie storytelling
skills to create realistic simulations that teach military officers how to make
better decisions during international crises.
"Through many decades and many
wars, the US military has been honing its training skills, learning to take a
civilized human being and turn him into a killing machine.
A traditional way of doing this was to
motivate the soldier to
hate the enemy and
want to kill him.
After World War II, this approach was shaken by
the Army's official World War II historian, Samuel Marshall, who in 1947 upset
the entire military establishment with a slim book called "Men Against Fire:
The Problem of Battle Command in Future War."
In this book,
Marshall claimed that in World War II, at best one in four combat soldiers ever
fired their weapon at the enemy, and in most combat units only about 15% of the
available firepower was ever used.
Recently, I was discussing the
Marshall book with two World War
II veteran friends.
The one who had not been in combat found the
report hard to believe, but the other, who had served in the infantry in
Europe, said, "I had a machine gun. I never fired the thing."
not?" the other asked. "If you fired it, they'd shoot back at you."
Many in the
military challenged Marshall's fmdings.
But military training
became focused on how to improve what Marshall had called the "ratio of fire."
Starting with the Vietnam War, the ratio of
fire has greatly increased through training techniques that involve simulated
combat - so that the soldier acts without thinking.
Soldiers today often will
commit acts that they regret and will be uncertain about why they did them.
In a documentary I saw recently, a
confused American soldier in Iraq said he was not sure why he had
intentionally run over a woman and
killed her; his only explanation was that he had been
trained to respond that way
in that situation." - Mark Kurlansky
"The American people are capable of
determining their own ideals for heroes, and they don't need to be told
elaborate lies. Jessica Dawn Lynch never fired
I had the good fortune to come home and to tell the
truth." - Jessica Lynch
Her rifle jammed
A broken back makes it a little hard to fight.
She was not shot or stabbed as pundits claimed.
rescue was a carefully planned
and executed script.
A stunning example of myth
creation by Pentagon media
A foundation upon which
to base the need for future campaign of aggression.
Can a Marine
take on the mantle of benevolent overseer?
American soldiers are sent
out to kill the enemy.
But become the force of an occupying power.
Where there is no force monopoly,
atrocities are inevitable.
It happened in
Vietnam War; it is
happening in Iraq.
The problem is exacerbated in an alien culture with
constantly on guard against ambush but not being able to respond as a trained
warrior with decisive force develops enormous pressures.
It does not take a
psychiatrist to deduce that men and women break.
We can not bully people into
warfare needs to move beyond the facile
imagery of goodness confronting evil in a fair contest with a good outcome.
Such rectitude exists
only on movie screens, not in the realworld.
Patrick Daniel Tillman dies on the battefield in
medical examiner performing the autopsy states:
"The medical evidence
does not match the scenario described."
He notifies Army Human Resources
Command and is rebuffed.
He asks Army Criminal Investigation to open an
official criminal investigation.
No enemy forces were engaged;
proximity of the three bullet holes in forehead;
key witness three-star general
couldn't recall details;
no evidence at all of enemy fire found at
the scene of death;
internal friendly-fire investigation resulted in
Army attorneys sent congratulatory e-mails
for keeping investigators at bay;
Pentagon used the
player to sell a war of agression;
Spc. Bryan O'Neal testified Army
Ranger Patrick Daniel Tillman was shot three times in the head by a US Navy
Mark 12 Mod X Special Purpose Rifle from approximately 10 yards away by a
member of his platoon - fratricide.
Tillman, Lynch Incidents: Jessica Lynch
Army ordered me not to tell truth about Tillman
Tillman's autopsy raised doctors' suspicions
Pat Tillman's family clarifies his legacy
America has over 1.4 million men and women in uniform.
are stationed in Germany.
40,000 troops are stationed in Japan.
160,000 troops are stationed in Iraq.
500,000 standing troops
to protect resources critical to
2006 Army bans
privately purchased body armor even though independent testing confirms that
the American militaries claim that out-of-the-loop competitors body armor is
not as good as governmnet issue was false, in fact the out-of-the-loop
competitors body armor is better!
Ryan Kelly, 25, is billed $2,231 by
the military after spending nearly half a year fighting and
losing a leg.
"It hits you
in the gut. Its like thanks for the service and
now you owe us." - Ryan Kelly
Over 200,000 veterans of the
Afghanistan and Iraq wars have been treated at Veterans Administration
Over 66,000 have been treated for
depression and substance abuse.
At some Veterans Administration medical facilities it can take
several months to be seen by a doctor for mental
The Veterans Benefits Administration has a
backlog of 400,000 pending claims causing veterans to wait from 6 months to 2
years to receive benefits they are entitled to by law.
It is likely the
cost of providing benefits for the returning
Iraq war veterans will cost
between $300 billion to $600 billion.
Jay Platt developed Von
Hippel-Landau disease while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.
The trigger for Jay Platt was solvents used to clean weapons.
Discharged with no medical benefits.
"You could be in the
military and be a six-pack-a-day smoker, and if you come down with emphysema,
'That's OK. We've got you covered,' but if you happen to have a disease where
there is an identified genetic contribution, you are screwed." - Kathy Hudson,
director of the Genetics and Public
Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University
war on terrorism has provided
a convenient excuse to
stifle scientific discourse and
the release of
information on government operations. Those who stand to lose the most from
this policy are the service members it was ostensibly designed to protect." -
Maj. Remington Nevin
Erik's sister, Betsy, is married to Amway
billionaire Dick DeVos.
Prince's subscribes to the religious philosophy of
Betsy DeVos was chosen by
Donald Trump to be
Xe Services LLC
"Privatizing security has lined the
pockets of war profiteers and further undermined our power as American
citizens, to hold our government accountable. Democratic states, not profit
seeking corporations, should control the use of force." - Ben Cohen
"Killing is a drug to me and has been ever since
the first time.
At first, it was weird
and felt wrong, but later it feels so natural.
It feels like
I could do this for the rest of my life
and it makes me happy.
This is what I was trained to do and now I cannot get rid of
It will be with me for the rest of my life.
It hurts me that
I cannot go back to war and kill again.
When I stick my blade through
his stomach or his ribs or slice his throat it's a feeling that I cannot
explain, but feels so good to me.
I became addicted to seeing and
acting out this hate, and violence against the rag heads that hurt our
Terrorists have nowhere to hide because there are hundreds of
thousands of soldiers like me who feel like me and want their revenge as well."
- CJ Whittington, Infantry Squad Leader, Iraq Oct 2005 to June 2007
"During a visit to the West Los Angeles VA
Healthcare Center I met with female veterans and their
dropped when doctors told me that
41% of female veterans seen in the clinic
say they were victims of sexual assault while in the military.
report being raped during their military service." - Represenative Jane Harman,
chair of House Homeland Security intelligence subcommittee 03/08
centuries of Portuguese rule in Angola ended the country's three nationalist
factions were to form a coalition.
That plan soon collapsed into
warfare, with the leftist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)
fighting the right-wing allied Union for the Total Independence
of Angola (UNITA) and National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) forces.
The Soviet Union and Cuba supported the MPLA.
both the FNLA - which was also receiving Chinese aid - and UNITA.
CIA began an Angolan operation with the directive to harass Soviet efforts
there and "prevent an easy victory by communist-backed forces in Angola."
CIA efforts to help the FNLA and UNITA soon ran into problems as both
factions' forces were less than adequate so mercenaries are hired.
Prince inherits control of Edgar D. Prince's, his father, automotive parts
supply business to manufactures, Prince Corporation
Edgar Prince, an
engineer-developer-industrialist, became very wealthy in an industry not known
for its high degree of profitability.
Edgar's father was Peter Prince,
owner of a produce company, which supplied stores in the western Michigan area,
including Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Around the time of Edgar's
death, the Prince family sold part of the
automotive business for $1.35
1996 Blackwater is founded as
a private military training camp "to
fulfill the anticipated demand
for government outsourcing."
Blackwater contacts run from deep inside the military and intelligence
agencies to the upper echelons of the
MPLA and Unita sign a
ceasefire in Luanda to end the 27-year conflict.
According to Jane's
Intelligence Review, wide-scale warfare is being replaced by what it calls
LIC - low-intensity conflict.
Jane's Intelligence Review goes on
to suggest that, as the nature of war has changed, "into this gap in
society that the private security firm has stepped."
Intelligence Review points out that in 1997, during the chaotic fighting in
Central Africa, a number of security firms were hired by the United Nations "to
provide security support (for convoy and refugee protection) to peacekeeping or
international relief operations."
There are several major players now in
this privatization of warfare.
One of the
best-known is Executive Outcomes of South
In the early 1990s, the firm was hired by Angola's MPLA
government to protect the nation's oil-producing region from attacks by UNITA
forces." - Bruce Kennedy
2005 Colonel Ted
Westhunsing, a military ethicist, complained that a private security company,
the civilian contractor USIS, in Iraq was committing murder.
is that Colonel Ted Westhunsing could not handle the fact that USIS was making
a profit off the war so he committed suicide.
Colonel Ted Westhunsing,
the highest ranking officer to die in Iraq, died at the USIS camp with a single
bullet to his head.
He never mentioned to family or friends that the
corruption in Iraq he had found sullied the militaries honor so much that he
was forced to kill himself.
Strange how fear took over Colonel Ted
Westhunsing's life once he had made allegations of
'contractors' in Iraq of which 48,000 are 'secruity'.
'Security', an undeclared expansion of the scope of the Iraqi
occupation, operates with almost no oversight or effective legal
deaths go uncounted in official death tabulations.
Police raid the
home of Robert Ferro, a retired Army Special Forces officer, in Upland,
California and find over 1,571 weapons including assault weapons, machine guns,
automatic rifles and explosive devices.
Robert Ferro claims that the
weapons had been provided by
government to free Cuba from Fidel Castro.
August 3, 2009
"Slaughtering human beings with high
tech, flesh shredding machinery should not make anyone insane.
was those massively extravagant disability payments that led to all the
Those guys were led to
expect that they
might have problems so, voila they developed problems.
We do not want
this same thing happening to our new crop of 'temporarily' stressed out warriors.
should just suck it up and forget all those memories of
terror."- Eric Prince
A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as
a security operative for the company makes a series of explosive allegations in
sworn statements filed in federal court in Virginia.
Two men claim that
the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have
facilitated the murder of individuals
who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company.
A former employee alleges Prince "views himself as a
crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and Islamic faith from the globe,"
and that Prince's companies "encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi
life." - Jeremy Scahill
Blackwater Founder Moves to Abu Dhabi
top deputies indicted on federal charges
Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater's Founder
secured a status as the elite
Praetorian Guard for the global war
With the largest private military base on Earth , a
fleet of aircraft including helicopter gunships, surveillance blimps, private
airstrips and 20,000 soldiers.
Blackwater's seven-thousand-acre facility
in Moyock, N.C., was the most sophisticated private military center on the
The company possesses one of the world's larget privately held
stockpiles of heavy-duty weaponry.
a major training center
for federal and local security and military forces in the US, as well as
foreign forces and private individuals.
Company officials say they have
been training about 35,000 "law
enforcement" and military personnel a year." - Jeremy
"How many private contractors did we have in
World War II, the Korean War or
This war in
Iraq was never intended to be fully manned by our armed forces; rather it was
to be a cash cow for
There are more than 160,000 contractors in Iraq, many
making in excess of $100,000 a year."- Leonard A. Zivitz
War is still 'a racket'.
Possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most
The only one international in scope.
The only one in
which profits are reckoned in dollars and losses in lives.
A racket is
best described as something
that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.
small "inside" group knows
what it is about.
It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at
the expense of the many.
Out of war a few people make
In the World War a mere handful garnered the profits
of the conflict.
Thousands of new
billionaires were made in the
US during the World War.
That many admitted their
huge blood gains in their
many war millionaires falsified their tax returns?
How many of
these war millionaires shouldered a rifle?
How many of them dug a trench?
How many went hungry in a
How many spent nights ducking shells, shrapnel
and machine gun bullets?
How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of
How many of them were wounded or
killed in battle?
Three steps must be taken to smash
the war racket:
the profit out of war;
Let the warrior body
decide when war is necessary;
Limit military forces to
home defense purposes.
aim of any power of disarmament conferences has not been to achieve disarmament
to prevent war but rather to get more armament.
soldiers and sailors don't want to disarm.
No admiral wants to be without a
No general wants to be
without a command.
They are not for disarmament.
They cannot be for limitations of
At all these conferences, lurking in the background but
all-powerful, just the same, are sinister agents of those who profit by war.
Ships will continue to be built, for the shipbuilders must profit.
Soldiers must wear uniforms, for the
Guns will be manufactured, powder and
rifles will be made, for the munitions makers must make their huge profits
There is only one way to disarm with any semblance of
All nations must get together and scrap every ship,
every gun, every rifle, every tank, every war plane. " - Major General
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