References: NATO Transformation Process Documents — and Gaps + Peace from Above RECAP

NATO Civ-Mil Ctr

1997 NATOConnected Forces Initiative (latest NATO HQ initiative, should prioritize future ACT work, currently under initial study)

After 2014, NATO is expected to shift its emphasis from operational engagement to operational preparedness. This means NATO will need to remain capable of performing its core tasks – described in its Strategic Concept¹ – and of maintaining its forces at a high level of readiness. To help achieve this, Allied leaders have set out the goal of ‘NATO Forces 2020’: modern, tightly connected forces that are properly equipped, trained, exercised and led. The Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) will help maintain NATO’s readiness and combat effectiveness through expanded education and training, increased exercises and the better use of technology.

Distributed Networked Battle Labs (cheap substitution to traditional CIS test and evaluation, lead by ACT, under implementation and facing resistance)

The Distributed Networked Battle Labs (DNBL) has been created in order to tighten cooperation on preparation and conduct of Experimentation, Test and Evaluation (ET&E) events between the members of the framework. The DNBL Framework provides the operating model to enable the federated use of capabilities and systems for a wide range of user groups and to exchange ET&E services available in the DNBL Service Catalogue.  Since 2010 the DNBL framework is in operation and has supported multiple test events in the area of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR).  In light of NATO Smart Defence concept, this initiative is open for NATO organisations, NATO and PfP countries, their industry and academia.

Smart Defense (NATO HQ initiative before last, still ongoing, led by nations watched by ACT)

In these times of austerity, each euro, dollar or pound sterling counts. Smart defence is a new way of thinking about generating the modern defence capabilities the Alliance needs for the coming decade and beyond. It is a renewed culture of cooperation that encourages Allies to cooperate in developing, acquiring and maintaining military capabilities to undertake the Alliance’s essential core tasks agreed in the new NATO strategic concept. That means pooling and sharing capabilities, setting priorities and coordinating efforts better.

Smart defence is based on capability areas that are critical for NATO, in particular as established at the Lisbon summit in 2010. Ballistic missile defence, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, maintenance of readiness, training and force preparation, effective engagement and force protection – these are all on the list.

NATO Defense Planning Process (ever lasting, ever questioned, bulky slow but irreplaceable main strategic capability planning tool and driver of future capability work, Step 2 led by ACT)

The aim of NATO defence planning is to provide a framework within which national and Alliance defence planning activities can be harmonized to meet agreed targets in the most effective way. It aims to facilitate the timely identification, development and delivery of the necessary range of forces – forces that are interoperable and adequately prepared, equipped, trained and supported – as well as the associated military and non-military capabilities to undertake the Alliance’s full spectrum of missions.

Defence planning encompasses several planning domains: force, resource, armaments, logistics, nuclear, C3 (consultation, command and control), civil emergency planning, air defence, air traffic management, standardization, intelligence, medical support and research and technology. The NDPP has introduced a new approach to defence planning and operates within the new NATO committee structure.

Phi Beta Iota:  NATO appears to be in the midst of a drawing away from the excessive influence of the Americans, whose weight is no longer supported by an unlimited budget, while finally confronting the reality that shared information is the center of gravity, and that inter-operability of all systems across all boundaries is a necessary first step toward Smart Defense.  The center of gravity is in being able to prosecute what General Al Gray, then Commandant of the Marine Corps, called “peaceful preventive measures.”  The Americans are simply not able to muster the intelligence with integrity to do that, nor are they able to muster the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) gravitas or the Whole of Government post-military surge capacity, to be useful.  NATO faces at least three major challenges in the near terms, none of which will be “solved” by the Americans, and most of which will not be funded by the Americans:

01  Recognizing the European Union Emergency Response Centre as a wake up call and an opportunity — when NATO refers to “civil” what it really means are “NATO civilians.”  It is not trained, equipped, and organized to handle full spectrum operations — or Whole of Government campaigns.  Neither is the EU, but they have more to offer on the civil side of the house.   The new commander of NATO, General Philip Breedlove, USAF could leave a lasting legacy is he embraced Admiral James Stavrides, USN’s call for “Open Source Security” and a cultural mind-shift mandate.  A complete merger of NATO-EU PPBS for external stabilization & long-term security is essential if NATO is to adapt to the needs of the 21st Century.

Cf. 2010 Planning for EU military operations

Cf. 2010 The CSDP Mission Planning Process of the European Union: Innovations and Shortfalls

Cf. 2005 Draft EU Concept for Comprehensive Planning

02  Open Source Everything (OSE)/Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).   These two long-in-gestation concepts are precisely what NATO (and the EU, and all other regional stabilization & security organizations) need to implement their Industrial Era planning concepts in an Information Era reality zone.  The first is a technical revolution in the making — a true transformation that in one stroke solves both the interoperability and affordability for scale issues, and the cyber-security issues.  The Nordics, and to a lesser extent, BENELUX, offer good models for trans-national PPBS.  The Nordics pioneered the first half of M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain) and Earth Intelligence Network added the second half: Information-Sharing and Sense-Making.  While plans and intentions and actual political, operational, and logistics discussions should be SECRET, most if not all of the information that is to be shared prior to any battle commencing should be OPEN, and once the battle commences, secret sources should be able to produce non-secret time-based risk acceptance, as in “225 degrees, 3 kilometers, four tanks on line of march 120 degrees 25 kph.”  Drones need to restore organic imagery and signals with embedded and tactical-operational-strategic seamless processing and exploitation.  There is no reason for drone production to be secret, there is every reason to be judicious in who gets what when.  Drones WITHOUT the missiles that have a 2% effective kill rate (98% collateral damage) could become, should become the harbingers of peace — doves with eyes on that among other things support Peace from Above.

03.  NATO-EU Pilot as Seed Crystal for Africa, Americas, and Asia.  Like it or not, as NATO intelligence flags and leaders were told in 2000, this is One World.  NATO-EU will never be effective at out of area operations in part because the long-haul airlift is not there, and in part because they should not be.  The center of gravity in the 21st Century is not in “command & control” but rather in influence through modeling.

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Collection:  Nuclear/Climate Change: CLOSED 17 May 2011

Collection:  REVOLUTION 2.0 CLOSED 17 May 2011

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#OWS Rolling Update + US Revolution RECAP

2013 Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

2013 Robert Steele — Alternative Command & Control and Four Transformation Forcing Concepts

2013 Robert Steele in HighGainBlog on Open and Secret Intelligence

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.2 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on the Inability of Washington to Think with Integrity

2012 PREPRINT: The Craft of Intelligence 3.4

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

2012 Robert Steele Answers PhD Student Questions

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on United Nations Intelligence & Counterintelligence

2012 Robert Steele: Practical Reflections on UN Intelligence + UN RECAP

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence 2.0

2012 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century: 450-Ship Navy, <24 Hours to Anywhere, Peace from the Sea — Full Text Online

2011 Food Crisis, Urban Gardening, Social Systems

2011 Peace from Above: Future of Intelligence & Air Power

2011 Robert Steele: Reflections on Revolution, Information & Civil Affairs

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

2010 Julian Harston “Intelligence Assessment and Risk Analysis in Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations – A Necessity”

2009 Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth

2008: Creating a Smart Nation (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2008 The Substance of Governance

2008: World Brain as EarthGame (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2003: Peacekeeping Intelligence Leadership Digest 1.0 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2002: New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1995 Private Enterprise Intelligence – Its Potential Contribution to National Security (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Anthony Judge: Eightfold Configuration of Nested Cycles of Cognitive Transformations: Meta-pattern of connectivity through a hypersphere?

Berto Jongman: Johan Galtung Keynote to UN Human Rights Council – Twelve Theses for Creating a New Equitable World That Works for All

Chuck Spinney: Pivotng to China — Criminally Insane, Business as Usual

David Swanson: Deep Insights Into MICC Misbehavior Focus on Lockheed, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics

David Swanson: Lies and Consequences Across 15 Wars

David Swanson: Shifting Strategies of the US Empire

DefDog: Delusions of Power – Absolute Corruption of US Power

Definitions: M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making

Dolphin: How Are Terrorists Like Submarines? How is the US IC Like the Maginot Line?

Engineers of India-Afghanistan vs China-Pakistan

Event: 26 Oct 2011 Assisi Italy Pope, Peace, & Prayer — 5th Inter-Faith Event Since 1986 — Terms of Reference…

Event: AM 31 Mar Washington Panel on Complexity & Reflexivity, Washington Academy of Sciences + Meta-RECAP

Future of Multinational Intelligence & Operations

Ho Ho Ho: Unhappy Neighbors — South China Sea as Flash Point, Indonesia and Viet-Nam Seek Solutions — China’s U-Shaped Line and String of Pearls

INTERVIEW: Open Everything – with Robert David STEELE Vivas UPDATED to Add Parts V and VI

John Heidenreich: The Intelligence Community’s Neglect of Strategic Intelligence

John Steiner: Alternative Perspective on Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Public — Todos Somos Chavez — and More Questions on School of the Americas

Journal: DoD QDR–incomplete, incoherent, incredible…

Journal: Haiti Earthquake CAB 21 Sequence of Events

Journal: Haiti Multinational Decision-Support Challenge

Journal: Hubris Loses to Angst & Reality–Every Time

Journal: Integrity, Afghanistan, & The White House

Journal: US “Not Viewed as Occupiers in Afghanistan.” Really?

Journal: Yemen and the “Great Game”

Marcus Aurelius: Cyberwar as the Alternative to Micro/Macro Violence

Marcus Aurelius: General Failure — Neil Sheehan Reviews Thomas Rick’s New Book Plus Chapter Extract

Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation

Mini-Me: NATO Admiral Says the Future of Global Security is Strategic Communication — Robert Steele Corrects + META-RECAP

Mini-Me: To Legalize Marijuana or Criminalize Government Misbehavior – That Is the Question

MIRROR: How to Communicate & Restore Collective Power if the US Government Shuts Down the Internet

My Talk With Tom Atlee: Primer on Citizen Intelligence

Newt Gingrich, Vice-President for Global Engagement–Waging Peace

NIGHTWATCH Extract: China Wages Peace with Railroads Across Pakistan and Into Afghanistan

NIGHTWATCH: From 1979 to 2012 – No Improvement in DoD Response to Ambassadors and Embassies in Extremis + EE21 RECAP

NIGHTWATCH: General Flynn’s First Big Decision – Warning is Back at DIA – With Three Specific Suggestions from Robert Steele

Ralph Peters: The Birth of Modern War – How the 1860′s Changed War, and the World

Patrick Meier: Does the Humanitarian Industry Have a Future in The Digital Age?

Patrick Meier: Innovation and the State of the Humanitarian System + RECAP

Patrick Meier: Map or Be Mapped — Psycho-Social Political-Economic Power in a Map

Patrick Meier: UN Report on Big Data for Development – Highlights

Paul Fernhout: Open Letter to the Intelligence Advanced Programs Research Agency (IARPA)

Reference: 12 Core Policy Domains

Reference: Developing UN Peace Intelligence Capabilities

Reference: Frog 6 Guidance 2010-2020

Reference: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) – All Humans, All Minds, All the Time [Full Text Online for Google Translate]

Reference: GAO on US State Emergency Preparedness

Reference: Legitimate Grievances by Robert Steele

Reference: On the Issues from Abortion to War & Peace

Reference: Quadrennial Diplomacy & Development Review

Reference: Reforming the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) Texto Completo Para El Uso de Google Traductor

Reference: The Modern Big Picture–Two Minds

Reference: UN Air Power Conference Papers

Review (Guest): Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Survival Plan for the Human Species

Review (Guest): The Phenomenon of Man

Review (Guest): Westmoreland – The General Who Lost Vietnam – Includes Second Review With Contextual Detail on Failure of Intelligence (Including Soviets Owning US Crypto)

Review: A Crowd of One–The Future of Individual Identity

Review: Africa Unchained–The Blueprint for Africa’s Future

Review: Against the Grain–Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace

Review: All Rise–Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity

Review: A More Secure World–Our Shared Responsibility–Report of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Review: Anthropological Intelligence–The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War

Review: Anthropologists in the Public Sphere–Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power

Review: A Peace to End All Peace–The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Review: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

Review: Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush

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Review: Dead Aid–Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Review: Dignity for All–How to Create a World Without Rankism

Review: Endgame–The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror

Review: Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Review: Fixing Failed States–A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World

Review: Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy – Reforming the Structure and Culture of U.S. Foreign Policy

Review: GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making

Review: Groundswell–Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

Review: Hard Power–The New Politics of National Security

Review: Humanizing the Digital Age

Review: Illicit–How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy (Hardcover)

Review: International Peace Observations

Review: Internet-Based Intelligence in Public Health Emergencies – Early Detection and Response in Disease Outbreak Crises

Review: Keeping Watch – Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations

Review: Licensed to Kill–Hired Guns in the War on Terror (Hardcover)

Review: Measuring Evolution

Review: Mobilizing Minds–Creating Wealth From Talent in the 21st Century Organization

Review: National Security Dilemmas–Challenges and Opportunities

Review: Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts

Review: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Review: Palestine Inside Out–An Everyday Occupation

Review: Palestine–Peace Not Apartheid

Review: Pathology of Power

Review: Peace–A History of Movements and Ideas

Review: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace – How We Got to Be So Hated

Review: Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops: A History of A Breakaway Civilization: Hidden Aerospace Technologies and Psychological Operations

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Review: Shake Hands With The Devil–The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda

Review: Stability Operations and State-Building–Continuities and Contingencies: Colloquium Report

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Review: The Best Intentions–Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power

Review: The Bhagavad Gita–A Walkthrough for Westerners

Review: The Bottom Billion–Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Review: The Challenge for Africa

Review: The Case for Impeachment–The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (Hardcover)

Review: The Changing Face of War–Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq

Review: The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles

Review: The Collapse of Complex Societies

Review: The Compassionate Instinct–The Science of Human Goodness

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Review: The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Review: The Invention of the Jewish People

Review: The Myth of Digital Democracy

Review: The Real Environmental Crisis–Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment’s Number One Enemy

Review: The Tao of Democracy–Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All

Review: The Trial of Henry Kissinger

Review: The Trouble with Africa–Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working

Review: The Unconquerable World–Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People

Review: The World Is Open–How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education

Review: The Zen Leader – 10 Ways to Go From Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly

Review: Tragedy & Hope–A History of the World in Our Time

Review: Very Special Intelligence

Review: Waging Nonviolent Struggle – 20th Century Practice And 21st Century Potential

Review: War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires

Review: War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times

Review: While America Sleeps–Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today

Review: Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive against Radical Islam

Robert Steele: Citizen in Search of Integrity (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Robert Steele: Itemization of Information Pathologies

Stephen E. Arnold: A Fresh Look at Big Data & Big Data (-) Human Factor (+) Transformation (+) RECAP

Tony Plaff:  The End of Engagement in Afghanistan

Vatican, Ethics, & Truth II (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Worth a Look: New Book on Air Power in UN Operations