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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 07:59 AM
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"We Must Fight the Net" - Pentagon
"We Must Fight the Net"
Information Operation Roadmap Part 3

Brent Jessop - Knowledge Driven Revolution.com
November 19, 2007

The Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap is blunt about the fact that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals. The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".

The 2003 Pentagon document entitled the Information Operation Roadmap was released to the public after a Freedom of Information Request by the National Security Archive at George Washington University in 2006. A detailed explanation of the major thrust of this document and the significance of information operations or information warfare was described by me here.

Computer Network Attack

From the Information Operation Roadmap:

"When implemented the recommendations of this report will effectively jumpstart a rapid improvement of CNA capability." - 7

"Enhanced IO capabilities for the warfighter, including: ... A robust offensive suite of capabilities to include full-range electronic and computer network attack..." - 7
Would the Pentagon use its computer network attack capabilities on the Internet?

Fighting the Net

"We Must Fight the Net. DoD is building an information-centric force. Networks are increasingly the operational center of gravity, and the Department must be prepared to "fight the net." " - 6

"DoD's "Defense in Depth" strategy should operate on the premise that the Department will "fight the net" as it would a weapons system." - 13
It should come as no surprise that the Pentagon would aggressively attack the "information highway" in their attempt to achieve dominance in information warfare. Donald Rumsfeld's involvement in the Project for a New American Century sheds more light on the need and desire to control information.

PNAC Dominating Cyberspace

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) was founded in 1997 with many members that later became the nucleus of the George W. Bush administration. The list includes: Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, I. Lewis Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz among many other powerful but less well know names. Their stated purpose was to use a hugely expanded U.S. military to project "American global leadership." In September of 2000, PNAC published a now infamous document entitled Rebuilding America's Defences. This document has a very similar theme as the Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap which was signed by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

From Rebuilding America's Defenses:

"It is now commonly understood that information and other new technologies... are creating a dynamic that may threaten America's ability to exercise its dominant military power." - 4

"Control of space and cyberspace. Much as control of the high seas - and the protection of international commerce - defined global powers in the past, so will control of the new "international commons" be a key to world power in the future. An America incapable of protecting its interests or that of its allies in space or the "infosphere" will find it difficult to exert global political leadership." - 51

"Although it may take several decades for the process of transformation to unfold, in time, the art of warfare on air, land, and sea will be vastly different than it is today, and "combat" likely will take place in new dimensions: in space, "cyber-space," and perhaps the world of microbes." - 60
For more on Rebuilding America's Defences read this.

http://www.knowledgedrivenrevolution.com/Articles/20071...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 08:22 AM
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1. no shit. people might organize and demand no more war! imagine their pain!
in the DOD, if people got their way!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 08:29 AM
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2. Well what are they going to do
about the Damn Microbes! Does combat in cyber space mean no more bloodshed?
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:01 AM
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3. How do they separate the DOD's enemies from their religious and
'more have' supporters? Surely, they are not going to go to war against their religious buddies.

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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:08 AM
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4. Dont' most of they have the "let G__ sort them out" mentality?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:09 AM
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5. This internet is the only thing that has kept this nation from becoming a police state
They would have completely overthrown the system by know if it hadn't been for this network. We can't trust the media to tell us the truth any longer.

If they get control of what is transmitted on the internet, the final nail will have been put into the coffin of American Democracy
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:15 AM
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6. Exactly. It may have been Greg Palast who remarked...
That people wouldn't know what true potential they had with the internet until it's current form is long gone.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:17 AM
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7. Where are they getting the money? I thought they were broke?
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:38 AM
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9. Only for above the board things
Black Ops are always well funded. Check your payslip next time to see.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 10:03 AM
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11. Broke? Only officialy. Remember: the elite prints the money. As long
as there is paper and ink, there will always be money for the elite purposes.
In fact these days you don't even need paper, money is just a database record.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 06:05 PM
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23. Ah, another who knows the truth
So much emphasis over "money" when it doesn't really exist.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:37 AM
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8. Won't be long now
Skinner do you have the servers in a safe undisclosed location yet?
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 09:53 AM
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10. The Roadmap url:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 10:03 AM
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12. That would probably really depress me to read.
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 10:19 AM
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14. Thanks for the link. n/t
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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 10:29 AM
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15. From your link


Here's PDD 68:

International Public Information (IPI)
Presidential Decision Directive PDD 68
30 April 1999

No text or factsheet for this PDD has been released.
On 30 April 1999 President Clinton issued a secret Presidential Decision Direction -- PDD 68 -- ordering the creation of an International Public Information (IPI) to address problems identified during military missions in Kosovo and Haiti, when no single US agency was empowered to coordinate US efforts to sell its policies and counteract bad press abroad. The IPI system is geared towards prevention and mitigation of crises and operate on a continuous basis. PDD-68 is evidently intended to replace the provisions of NSDD 77 "Management of Public Diplomacy Relative to National Security" issued by President Reagan on 14 February 1983.
PDD 68 ordered top officials from the Defense, State, Justice, Commerce and Treasury departments and the Central Intelligence Agency and FBI to establish an IPI Core Group. The IPI Core Group is chaired by the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department. The IPI Core Group is ordered by the Presidential Directive to "assist efforts in defeating adversaries." "The intelligence community will play a crucial role . . . for identifying hostile foreign propaganda and deception that targets the U.S.," the Group's charter says. The IPI Core Group will arrange "training exercises at the National Defense University, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the Service War Colleges" and other institutions.

<edit>

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/pdd-68.htm
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:13 AM
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17. Welcome to DU!
Echelons beyond reality:

"The IPI Core Group will arrange "training exercises at the National Defense University, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the Service War Colleges" and other institutions."
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Fool_Me_Once Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 06:57 AM
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35. Imagine that...
an official government document and they can't even spell "Visa-Versa"....Intelligence they say?
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 10:05 AM
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13. This comes as no surprise to me. This elite operation began with the abolishing of internet gambling
I have been saying that blogs will be next
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:09 AM
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16. Internet2 is THEIR information highway
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies.

By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that has a fundamental impact on the future of the Internet.

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Nuntius_Barbari Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:28 AM
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18. The internet exists because of the US Gov't.... people made it their own...
Internet2 is supposed to be what the internet was originally for - communication between the "...research and academia []with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community..." The way the net grew is why it includes the 'international community' because we now know it will go that way if they want it to be at all useful.
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:59 AM
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20. The government could have ...
kept their DDN protocol and run silent on the Internet, they choose to use TCP/IP.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 06:45 AM
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33. As long as they keep the current internet running, I don't care if they create a parallel one.
The thing is with internet2 they intend to bug and track every connection.
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Nuntius_Barbari Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:43 AM
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19. This one seems sane; there are enemies out there hacking away. [ALSO] new Obama idea
Edited on Fri Nov-23-07 11:45 AM by Nuntius_Barbari
http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/2007/10/26/tjx-nort...

http://www.navhindtimes.com/articles.php?Story_ID=11234...

To get this very focused - Barack Obama has put out a proposal about a Chief Technology Officer:

http://venturebeat.com/2007/11/13/exclusive-barack-obam... /

Here is a really interesting comment from that article:

"All sorts of amazing innovations like Maplight.org and Sunlightfoundation.com are building new tools to monitor government to track influence, identify corruption, etc. Theyve all been hampered by the fact that government data (by design or accident) is impossibly difficult to get access to. Obama wants to make the raw data available: So think about all the value that gets added to the free weather data given away by the government. This is the same idea in the context of data to make government more transparent, and less corrupt. "

Will his idea be more gov't intrusion or less? Would it hinder or empower the People?
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:02 PM
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21. WHAT? No mention of how the WWW will aid in achieving Whirled Peas
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:59 PM
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22. This is the equivalent of an attack on the press, if not worse
It's unAmerican, to say the least.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 06:09 PM
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24. Dur!
this war has aways been a war of ideas- and they mean to control the ideas, the message and history itself.

Would they DoS us? Of course they would. Would they hack and wipe whole domains? Certainly. Just wait while they think up a good excuse.
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FREEWILL56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:42 PM
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25. The day the military views the internet as a direct threat to them
will be the day the internet does not exist. It was originally made for the US military and don't think they couldn't take it out in a split brief moment. They already have parallel internets they use for the military and the token one we get to use is at their privy.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 12:35 AM
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28. Disturbingly, even the memoryhole.org website has gone down the memory hole
Edited on Sat Nov-24-07 12:38 AM by chill_wind
It appears to have been abandoned- hasn't been updated for more than a year. It's owner was Russ Kick ("winner of the Project on Government Oversight's "Beyond the Headlines" Award 2005")


http://www.thememoryhole.org /

It was an excellent site which was launched in 2002 and which tracked the scrubbing and revisionism of serious stories that had appeared briefly in the meanstream news and internet news media--or in many cases had never been reported at all. It often snatched, preserved and archived the original information as telling evidence.

It also did a lot of interesting FOIA filing and publishing of what was obtained. It also had a related blog (which has also dried up.) The archives are still there and very interesting, but even wikipedia isn't up to date on it's apparent demise. Sad to see aggressive site efforts like that suddenly disappear without explanation to readers and wonder what has become of the owner and or/his inexplicably seeming lost interest..
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:53 PM
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37. Oh, no...! You know, I used to go there all the time for info . . . and last couple
of times, I thought they were remodeling or something?
Strange --- but didn't understand the site was abandoned!!!!

They were supposed to be working on a "search/archive" thing, right?

Too bad --- it will be missed ---

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saildude Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 01:40 AM
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30. H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
Last Action:
Oct 23, 2007: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 6 (Roll no. 993).

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:52 PM
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26. As far as I can see from searches --- Yahoo and Google -- they've made great headway ....
in confusing searches, eliminating info, and adding disinformation --- !!!

Any controversial subject is now hindered, battered --- blocked ---

You don't get as much info -- and you in many cases, you get none!!!

This was very noticeable to me beginning 7 years or so ago ---

Lots of stuff scrubbed and gone ---


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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 12:43 AM
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29. Oops-- see post #28. My reply was to yours, but I misplaced it.
re: scrubbing and sanitizing...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:57 PM
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27. The net has enabled us to see how much we all think alike --- how much in common --- especially . ..
Edited on Fri Nov-23-07 11:57 PM by defendandprotect
politically. This is a liberal nation.

PLEASE understand that your elections have been stolen for four decades --- NOT simply since 2000!!! See: VOTESCAM . . . BRIEFLY peruse the book written by Jim & Ken Collier after 25 years of investigating computer election fraud.

Royalty morphed into corporations . . . hierarchies, pyramids of power ---

While public remains ununited ---
labor unions under attack --- little left there.

Even now, while internet still exists, people have to come together in ways which create group power. Beyond political parties --- but for political action.

Good luck to us all --- !!!



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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 01:44 AM
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31. Given that ALL root servers are in the US
that is easy.

They can shut down the web in about the time it takes to flip switches

I don't make any bones about that
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 06:55 AM
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34. You can create a peer to peer network easily, you only need IPs not domain names.
Of course that browsers would become hard to use with IPs. But people would start using peer to peer programs to find websites and content instead of browsers. And they don't want that.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 04:49 AM
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38. Some of the root servers are mirrored globally and they use the 'anycast'
system to distribute service /lookup requests. So many 'root' servers do exist outside the US.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:50 AM
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32. Meet the New Reich...
Same as the Old Reich...
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Fool_Me_Once Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 07:02 AM
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36. Almost all the Citizens Militia websites are gone....
only a select few remain.. including my State Militia, NC Militia dot org......................................... :)
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