Zero Hedge: Does Truth Matter? Is Truth Dead?

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Ethics, History, Officers Call, Policies, Strategy, Threats

Three headlines, same point. Truth is the one thing that the public has going for it in the centuries old battle with Satanic evil.

The Holy Grail For Our Rulers: Making The Truth Irrelevant

Truth Is Now A “Kremlin Talking Point”

Schlichter: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

IN PASSING:

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Bill Casey to Ronald Reagan per Barbara Honegger who was present.

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SPECIAL: General Mike Flynn, USA (Ret) for Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

01 Agriculture, 01 Poverty, 02 Diplomacy, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Education, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 05 Energy, 06 Family, 06 Genocide, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Immigration, 08 Proliferation, 09 Justice, 09 Terrorism, 10 Security, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society, 12 Water, Advanced Cyber/IO, Ethics, Government, History, IO Deeds of Peace, Maps, Misinformation & Propaganda, Officers Call, Open Government, Politics of Science & Science of Politics, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Strategy

ROBERT STEELE: There is only one person who is both totally committed to President Donald Trump and who has the brains and the balls to be the next Director of National Intelligence. His name is Mike Flynn. The time has come for him to come back into the fight.

Here are the five reforms he can implement in service to the President with results well in time to impact on the 2020 election:

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Robert Steele: China Has a Strategy – No One Else Does

Strategy
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Looking at the below simplified depiction of the One Belt One Road Initiative, I have to ask myself:

1. Has Australia lost its mind and given up on being a force for peace and prosperity in the South Pacific and southern Asia toward India, Iran, and East Africa?

2. Has Brazil not realized that it could become the colossus of South America and also the bridge to West Africa?

3. Is the USA going to continue to abuse or ignore South America at the same time that it neglects the undeveloped Canadian frontier and the Arctic?

I have the impression Russia is planning to own the Arctic and may perhaps be making peace with China in terms of developing the vast Russian eastern lands.  Net net: USA does not have a serious grand strategy for anything.

Steven Aftergood: JCS on Strategy — Directing All the Instruments of National Power

Strategy
Steven Aftergood

STRATEGY: DIRECTING THE INSTRUMENTS OF NATIONAL POWER

The tools that can be used to assert national power and influence have often been summarized by the acronym DIME — Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic.

But “US policy makers and strategists have long understood that there are many more instruments involved in national security policy development and implementation,” according to a new Joint Chiefs of Staff publication on the formulation of national strategy.

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Robert Steele: Reinventing the US Army Part II – Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations

Analysis, Geospatial, Maps, Military, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence, Strategy
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part II – Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017.

Part II in the Reinventing the US Army monograph series.

Robert David Steele

DOC (37 Pages): EIN 7FV42 ERAP Steele Vol 2 Global Reality 1.5 LINKS

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This is the author’s preliminary draft of the second of three monographs focused on the future of the US Army as an expeditionary force in a complex world that is rapidly decentralizing while also facing major development challenges. This second monograph (the first presented a notional Grand Strategy for discussion) presents the holistic analytic model and the resulting strategic generalizations from the Marine Corps’ original study, Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations in the Third World (Marine Corps Combat Development Command, March 1990).[1] The model is neither complete nor current – it is a starting point for reflection. A new comprehensive model is needed that supports Grand Strategy not only across the D3 – Defense, Diplomacy, and Development – planning and programming domains, but across Whole of Government (WoG) as well, and ideally, also into the multinational and “eight tribe”[2] conceptual space as well – future operations demand the full integration of both estimative intelligence and operational inclusion of all elements of society, not just government – military.

See Also:

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017.

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part III – Strategy, Reality, Precepts, Structure, & Leadership, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017.

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