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"In our disenchanted world,

violence has become the decisive means for politics.


Society must be understood objectively,

a procedure that entails

refusing to jump to evaluative conclusions.



An important contribution of the social scientist

is to alert us to inconvenient facts and the

unintended consequences of human action.


Humankind may be constructing its own iron cage.


Ironically and tragically,

our own presumed progress may trap us."

Maximilian Weber




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with someone who does not know what fun is

Air blast killed crew of Confederate submarine


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whoever coined the adage 'time heals all wounds' never experienced amputation

costs of major US wars

November 2008

DoD spending on the war in Iraq has nearly matched the cost of the war in Vietnam, according to a new Congressional Research Service analysis of the financial costs of wars throughout United States history.

Total post-911 United States military spending has exceeded the cost of Vietnam by a considerable margin.

The ongoing war in Iraq has incurred an estimated $648 billion to date, and total post-911 military spending including the Iraq War, Afghanistan and other terrorism related military expenditures has reached $859 billion.

The Vietnam War (1965-1975) cost an estimated $686 billion in 2008 dollars.

The total cost of the American Revolution (1775-1783) was $101 million, or about $1.8 billion in 2008 dollars and less than 1% of gross domestic product.

The cost of World War II (1941-1945) was about $4.1 trillion in 2008 dollars, and consumed a massive 35.8% of gross domestic product.

The Iraq war took 6.2% of gross domestic product in 2008.

"All estimates are of the costs of military operations only and do not include costs of veterans benefits, interest paid for borrowing money to finance wars, or assistance to allies," the CRS report indicated.

Costs of Major United States Wars, Congressional Research Service, July 24, 2008





"The Pentagon's new Defense Media Activity (DMA) -- which "combines formerly separate Pentagon media organizations, such as the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and the Pentagon Channel" -- needs someone to run it.

The Defense Department is looking for an "energetic and imaginative executive" to oversee "2,400 military, government and contract employees around the world and a budget of more than $225 million."

The DMA is tasked with communicating "messages and themes" from Pentagon officials and providing "a wide variety of information products" to Pentagon staff, servicemembers and their families, veterans and "external audiences."

The DMA also provides "high quality visual information products, including Combat Camera imagery depicting United States military activities and operations."

According to the Army Times, "development of the group and its first-year budget has been given to Bryan Whitman, since the job of his supervisor ... is vacant."

Whitman's name frequently appears in the Pentagon pundits documents.

The DMA "will not include the America Supports You public relations program," which is currently under investigation for funneling PR and marketing contracts through Stars and Stripes.

Whitman said America Supports You "wasn't placed under the DMA because it is not of the same 'nature' as other external information programs." - Washington Post, August 25, 2008

Veteran Pentagon consultant Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, told his fellow panelists that the new president's inner circle should "set aside time in transition to identify the planning, gravitas and interagency process necessary to respond to a likely first-270-day crisis."



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1968 DoD Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2, or "Operation Garden Plot," is developed in response to the major protests and disturbances of the 1960s.

November 18, 1988

Executive Order 12656 defines national security emergency as "any occurrence, including natural disaster, military attack, technological emergency, or other emergency, that seriously degrades or seriously threatens the national security of the US."

Since this date the US military has been training troops and police in "civil disturbance planning".


1990

Estimated value of the weapons, equipment and factories devoted to the DoD is 83% of the value of all plants and equipment in US manufacturing.

2008 "The 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they're training for the same mission at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

After 1st Brigade Combat Team finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control." - Army Times, September 30, 2008 On December 17, 2008,


"A new report by the US Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the US" - Phoenix Business Journal


"Widespread civil violence inside the US would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and national security." - Army War College report



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