from David Moadel:
by Alex Thomas, The Daily Sheeple:
New reports from multiple sources have revealed that White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly is actively working to stop President Trump from even learning about the possibility of a deal between the United States and Julian Assange which would then allow the Wikileaks founder to provide evidence that the DNC hacks did not come from Russia.
Republican California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher made a controversial trip in August to meet the infamous Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been forced to live for years due to literal fake charges in Sweden that were filed in an obvious attempt at hurting a man that was directly exposing some of the biggest intelligence secrets ever.
At the time Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller that, “Assange promised him information that reveals Russia is not behind the hacking and leaking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 election, as U.S. intelligence officials have claimed.”
The DC report continued:
Rohrabacher said that a pardon would likely have to occur for Assange to give up this information about the source of the DNC emails. Assange has long maintained that he would never reveal a source, but Rohrabacher said that Assange now “wants to get out of the Ecuadorian embassy.”
To recap, a Republican Congressman has set up the possibility that Assange could provide the specific information that the Trump White House needs to destroy the fake Russian narrative once and for all. One would assume that any Trump ally, especially those within his inner circl,e would jump at such an opportunity.
Unfortunately, according to reports, the presidents own chief of staff has worked to stop him from even finding out about the possibility of pardoning Assange in exchange for proof that Russia did not give Wikileaks the DNC emails.
The congressman spoke to chief of staff John Kelly two weeks ago about the potential deal with Assange. The Wall Street Journal reported that Kelly told Rohrabacher to bring the information to the intelligence community.
“This would have to be a cooperative effort between his own staff and the leadership in the intelligence communities to try to prevent the president from making the decision as to whether or not he wants to take the steps necessary to expose this horrendous lie that was shoved down the American people’s throats so incredibly earlier this year,” Rohrabacher said.
Keep in mind that Trump told reporters Sunday that he hadn’t even heard about the Assange possibility. In other words, Kelly has stopped that from even reaching the presidents desk while at the same time telling Rohrabacher to take this key information to the very intelligence community that is conducting the Russian narrative operation in the first place.
It is also important to note that we already know that Kelly has specifically worked to stop President Trump from reading any material from websites such as this one, Infowars, Breitbart, and even The Daily Caller.
As the New York Times happily reported in early September:
“Mr. Kelly cannot stop Mr. Trump from binge-watching Fox News, which aides describe as the president’s primary source of information gathering,” the Times report said. “But Mr. Trump does not have a web browser on his phone, and does not use a laptop, so he was dependent on aides like Stephen K. Bannon, his former chief strategist, to hand-deliver printouts of articles from conservative media outlets.”
“Now Mr. Kelly has thinned out his package of printouts so much that Mr. Trump plaintively asked a friend recently where The Daily Caller and Breitbart were.”
Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com
by James Howard Kunstler, Russia Insider:
“This homework assignment should be given to the Democratic members of congress, since they are otherwise preoccupied only with hunting for Russian gremlins and discovering new sexual abnormalities to protect and defend.”
Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch.
Is anyone out there interested in redemption? I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: make an effort to legislate the Citizens United calamity out of existence. Who knows, a handful of Republicans may be shamed into going along with it. For those of you who have been mentally vacationing on Mars with Elon Musk, Citizens United was a Supreme Court decision — Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 558 U.S. 310 (2010) — which determined that corporations had the right, as hypothetical “persons,” to give as much money as they liked to political candidates.
This “right” devolved from the First Amendment of the constitution, the 5-4 majority opinion said — giving money to political candidates and causes amounts to “freedom of speech.” The Citizens United ruling opened the door for unlimited election spending by corporations and enormous mischief in our national life. Then-President Obama — a constitutional law professor before his career in politics — complained bitterly about the opinion days later in his State of the Union address, saying that the court had “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.”
And for the next seven years he did absolutely nothing about it, nor did the Democratic Party majority in congress. Rather, they vacuumed in as much corporate campaign money as possible from every hokey political action committee (PAC) from sea to shining sea, especially in the 2016 presidential election starring Hillary “It’s My Turn” Clinton. It turned out to not be her turn in large part because the voters noticed the stench of corruption wafting off this toxic flow of corporate money, which Hillary was using to vastly outspend her billionaire opponent, troll that he was.
Of course, corporations have not always been what they are deemed to be today. They evolved with the increasingly complex activities of industrial economies. Along the way — in Great Britain first, actually — they were deemed to exist as the equivalent of legal persons, to establish that the liabilities of the company were separate and distinct from those of its owners. In the USA, forming a corporation usually required an act of legislation until the late 19th century. After that, they merely had to register with the states. Then congress had to sort out the additional problems of giant “trusts” and holding companies (hence, anti-trust laws, now generally ignored).
In short, the definition of what a corporation is and what it has a right to do is in a pretty constant state of change as economies evolve. And insofar as the current economy is sinking like the USS Titanic — and our republic as a mode of governance with it — surely the time has come to redefine in legislation the role and existential nature of a corporation in this polity. This homework assignment should be given to the Democratic members of congress, since they are otherwise preoccupied only with hunting for Russian gremlins and discovering new sexual abnormalities to protect and defend.
The crux of the argument is that corporations cannot be said to be entirely and altogether the equivalent of persons for all legal purposes. In law, corporations have duties, obligations, and responsibilities to their shareholders first, and only after that to the public interest or the common good, and only then by pretty strict legal prescription. It may be assumed that the interests of corporations and their shareholders are in opposition to, and in conflict with, the public interest. And insofar as elections are fundamentally matters of the public interest, corporations must be prohibited from efforts to influence the outcome of elections.
That’s your assignment Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic Party leadership. Get serious. Show a little initiative. Do something useful. Draw up some legislation.
Get behind something real that might make a difference in this decrepitating country.
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That didn’t take long.
After issuing a ruling in July that officially declared that the tokens sold during initial coin offerings must be registered as securities – a ruling that many hoped would lend a badly needed veneer of legitimacy to the shady ICO market – the SEC is following through with what we imagine will be the first of many civil actions against ICOs and the individuals who launch them.
The agency on Friday announced civil actions against two companies and their founder, businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy, for violating anti-fraud and registration provisions of federal securities laws after misleading investors in a pair of so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) purportedly backed by investments in real estate and diamonds.
It’s important to remember that this is civil complaint – the SEC doesn’t have the power to make arrests; to do that, it must work in tandem with the FBI. Zaslavskiy is a free man. However, his assets – and those belonging to his companies – have been frozen. Instead, the agency is seeking to permanently ban Zaslavskiy from participating in any future digital-currency offerings, along with what we imagine will be hefty fines.
In its press release, the SEC accused Maksim Zaslavskiy and his companies of selling unregistered securities, while also alleging that the digital tokens or coins he was peddling didn’t really exist. According to the SEC’s complaint, investors in REcoin Group Foundation and DRC World (also known as Diamond Reserve Club) were told (presumably by Zaslavskiy) that they could expect sizeable returns from the companies’ operations, when neither had any real operations to speak of.
As we’ve previously reported, the ICO market has exploded since late last year. The total sum raised has already reached $1.3 billion, with more expected by year’s end. However, the ease with which unscrupulous people could fraudulently market their tokens (and earn big money) has attracted attention from regulators all over the world. China cited fears about abuses related to ICOs as the reason for shuttering all local digital-currency exchanges. Russia briefly flirted with the idea as well.
Earlier today, FINMA, the Swiss government body responsible for regulating markets, said it was investigating several ICOs for possible fraud. In its press release announcing the investigations, the regulator explained that because ICOs are structured in a similar way to traditional stock offerings, they fall under the agency’s purview. So every time it has received a complaint related to ICOS, its representatives have pursued that complaint.
To the best of our knowledge, these are the first indications that any official regulatory action is being taken against ICO purveyors in either the US or Switzerland.
In its civil complaint, the SEC alleges that “from July 2017 to the present, Zaslavskiy, the President and sole owner of the Companies, fraudulently raised at least $300,000 from hundreds of investors, through various material misrepresentations and deceptive acts relating to supposed investments in digital “tokens” or “coins” offered, first by REcoin, then by Diamond, during the ICOs.”
Zaslavskiy allegedly touted REcoin as “The First Ever Cryptocurrency Backed by Real Estate.” Alleged misstatements to REcoin investors included that the company had a “team of lawyers, professionals, brokers, and accountants” that would invest REcoin’s ICO proceeds into real estate when in fact none had been hired or even consulted. Zaslavskiy and REcoin allegedly misrepresented they had raised between $2 million and $4 million from investors when the actual amount is approximately $300,000.
Zaslavskiy then carried his scheme over to Diamond Reserve Club. He marketed the organization as one that invests in diamonds and obtains discounts with product retailers for individuals who purchase “memberships” in the company. Despite their representations to investors, the SEC alleges that Zaslavskiy and Diamond have not purchased any diamonds nor engaged in any business operations. Yet they allegedly continue to solicit investors and raise funds as though they have.
Read the rest of the complaint below:
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by Charles Hugh Smith, via Peak Prosperity:
We can add a third certainty to the two standard ones (death and taxes): The rules will suddenly change when a financial crisis strikes.
Why is this a certainty? The answer is complex, as it draws on human nature, politics and the structure of societies/economies ruled by centralized states (governments).
As I explain in my book, Resistance, Revolution, Liberation, the core (i.e. ontological) imperative of every central state is to expand its reach and control. This isn’t just the result of individuals within the state seeking more power; every centralized state views whatever is outside its control as a threat. The way to reduce or neutralize a threat is to take control of the mechanisms that generated it.
Once the state has gained control of these mechanisms, it is loath to relinquish them; to relinquish control is to invite chaos.
There is of course an intensely self-serving dynamic to extending state control: those being paid to enforce this state control have an immense vested interest in the state retaining (or even extending) this control, as their livelihoods now depend on the state doing so.
The higher-ups in the state also have a vested interest in retaining these new controls, as more control means more wealth and power accrue to those at the top of the centralized power pyramid: this extension of state control means private enterprise must now lobby the state for favors, and it gives the higher-ups more perquisites and favors to dispense—for a price, of course.
This vested interest arises throughout the power pyramid, from the bottom functionary with newfound power over common citizens to the managers of the departmental bureaucracy tasked with enforcing the new control to the apex of state authority.
This hierarchy of state power creates another threat to the central state; the corralling of state power by fiefdoms within the state itself. In other words, fiefdoms can become semi-autonomous agencies that are only nominally under the control of central authority. The answer is of course additional layers of oversight, compliance, investigation and enforcement within the state itself.
Though modern states always claim to serve the common citizenry, in reality the state serves the wealth/power elites who need state complicity to maintain their wealth/power. These power elites function as the modern-day equivalent of aristocracy: everyone is equal, but some or more equal than others, to use Orwell’s timeless phrase.
This reality leads to a non-formalized two-tier system: one for commoners and one for the power elite/New Aristocracy. A formalized two-tier system would incite political disorder, so the system is nominally “everyone is equal under the law” but in practice there are two tiers.
Tax collection is a good example. The corporate/financier power elite have access to complex tax avoidance schemes that are unavailable to commoners, who have few tax reduction tools. The judicial system is another: power elites can play the system via high-cost attorneys while commoners are left to plea-bargain a reduced sentence, even when they are innocent.
When crises arise, the state first protects its own authority and control. Its second priority is securing the wealth and power of the elite.
Human nature being what it is, there are two motivations for state authorities to expand their reach and control. Some of those with state authority feel it is their prerogative (or even their responsibility) to expand state control to protect the commoners who are likely to suffer should a crisis erupt. This do-good impulse may be genuine in some, but by and large it is not compassion that dominates decision-making but the dynamic of a central state having so much power in the first place: you have the power, so do something to save us from the consequences of crisis.
In other words, once power is concentrated in the hands of a few, those few are responsible for handling crises that would have otherwise fallen on a decentralized system with many levels of response.
Then there is the Machiavellian impulse to use crisis as the cover for a power-grab, a dynamic encapsulated in the phrase, never let a good crisis go to waste. This dynamic doesn’t have to be passive; power elites don’t have to wait for a crisis, they can engineer one by exploiting their control of state and private-sector mechanisms. This process of engineering a crisis can be policy-driven (as described in Naomi Klein’s book The Shock Doctrine) or propaganda-driven (the sinking of the battleship Maine, Nazi Germany’s Lebensraum, etc.).
Though many call an expansive state The Nanny State, I prefer the term The Savior State, as the state claims its expanding powers under the guise of saving us from a variety of threats—including those that arise from the socio-economic system the state oversees. In other words, The Savior State’s guiding ideology is to save us from ourselves.
If we might harm ourselves with addictive drugs, the state’s solution is to imprison everyone caught with addictive drugs—except of course those addictive drugs that enrich the Power Elites (nicotine, alcohol, synthetic opioids, etc.).
If the state deems it risky for children under the age of ten to play outside unattended, the state’s solution is to treat the parents/guardians as criminals.
Each extension of control creates new layers of vested interests—more functionaries who gain not from solving problems but insuring they fester into the future as a form of guaranteed employment, and more opportunities to dispense favors in the informal two-tier system of powerless commoners and influential elites.
History teaches us that authorities view crises as first and foremost a threat to state authority, secondarily as a threat to elites’ wealth and power, and then lastly as a threat to the socio-economic system they rule.
Given these crisis management priorities, their first response is to extend their authority by whatever means are necessary. Once these new powers are in hand, the state deploys them to limit the threat posed to the power elites and the structure that supports state and elite wealth/power.
In a centralized power structure, this crisis management manifests as change the rules without warning to increase the reach and power of the state. The justification is something along the lines of these emergency powers are needed to protect the nation—powers that all too often become permanent, as powers once taken are rarely relinquished for all the reasons outlined above.
While the rule changes are presented as both necessary and well-planned, in actuality the process is one of political expediency: a hurried rush to do whatever limits the risks to the power elites’ wealth and power before opposition can be organized, and to cloak the power-grab in the usual Savior State garb: we are acting to save the system that benefits you.
Read More @ PeakProsperity.com
from Sky News:
Civil Guard agents raid a communications centre as people hold sit-ins at polling stations to try to stop police closing them.
Spain’s foreign minister has insisted “there is no referendum” in Catalonia, as authorities claimed to have pulled the plug on the vote’s IT systems.
Alfonso Dastis told Sky News there are “no voting premises, no ballot papers… no authorities to check the authenticity of the result”.
However, he admitted there could be “sham voting” in the region, located in Spain’s northeast, where millions could turn out, according to some projections.
Mr Dastis said police would act proportionately on Sunday but that authorities were having to deal with “intimidation and harassment” from vote supporters.
He also hinted of further powers for the region after the attempted referendum: “We’ll certainly try to look at a possible of a better deal,” he told Sky.
Spain’s constitutional court has ruled that the vote is illegal and the government says the process makes a mockery of democracy.
Thousands of extra police have been drafted in from across Spain to try to stop it going ahead.
However, the regional police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, has warned of “disruption of public order” if people are prevented from having their say.
Read More @ SkyNews.com
from The Goldwater:
A new apparently Children’s Animated Series on Netflix called “Big Mouth” promotes multiple types of disgusting degeneracy.
The film, by Jewish creators Andrew Goldberg and Nick Kroll, will have some people coming to it’s defense saying that it’s not targeting children; or that it’s somehow meant for adults.
Let’s do a quick rundown to explain why that’s incorrect. The show is about prepubescent children who are coming of age, and eventually hit puberty.
There are ten episodes in the series, many of which have perverse titles such as, ”I survived Jessi’s Bat Mitzvah”, ”Ejaculation”, ”Everybody Bleeds”, ”Am I Gay”, ”Requiem For A Wet Dream”, ”Girls Are Horny Too”, ”Sleepover: A Harrowing Ordeal of Emotional Brutality”, ”The Pornscape”; just to name a few.
In the first episode there’s a degenerate scene showing a 12 year old boy full-frontal naked. Yes, I’m serious.
Now, again I ask you how is this targeted to adults? What type of adult wants to watch puberty aged children in sexualized situations? They don’t, and unless you’re a pedophile this should disgust you.
It takes cultural marxist left wing Hollywood toilet humor to new lows, perhaps best belonging in the sewer to begin with.
This seems like a way to normalize pedophilia, if not another disgusting tactic to indoctrinate young children and their parents into accepting such a horrendous act.
Unsurprisingly, leftist media outlets alongside television and film review sites are giving this show phenomenal ratings and trying to amplify it towards the general public.
Any parent or civilized human being should be raising hell over this, and I assume most parents have already thrown Netflix into the trash a year ago with their Anti-White bigotry; but if you haven’t, now is the time.
Both Nick Kroll and his partner in crime Andrew Goldberg are vile human beings for this heinous series, and in a normal society someone who tried to subversively animate this type of normalization of pedophilia would face backlash.
Reject this attempt at indoctrination which normalizes pedophilia and degeneracy.
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by Anna Jaunger, Inside Syria Media Center:
Recently, mass media is actively emerging new evidence of cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS terrorists.
This time, Warfare Worldwide organization twitted a video, where an ISIS fighter from Deir Ezzor had told some shocking details about U.S.-ISIS collusion.
According to Mohammed Moussa al-Shawwakh, the U.S. and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) guaranteed to protect them from the SAA and its allies in exchange for entering gas and oil fields in the region in order to make propaganda videos. Al-Shawwakh said that such kind of cooperation had acted in the Conoco gas field, allegedly captured by the SDF. The fighter added that according to the agreements, ISIS terrorists were forbidden to attack Kurdish forces in Deir Ezzor.
A day later, Arabitoday posted another video, where an ISIS terrorist had confirmed the cooperation between the U.S.-back Kurdish forces and ISIS. Mohammed Hussein al-Hamad said that similar arrangements were followed by Kurds during the ‘liberation’ of the al-Izba and Jafra oil fields. Besides, al-Hamad said that the SDF forces had often delivered the U.S.-made weapons to ISIS terrorists.
These statements, in turn, explain such an active advance of U.S.-backed formations along the left bank of the Euphrates towards Deir Ezzor. In addition, it becomes clear why all the positions seized by Kurds usually remain untouched after their ‘fierce battles’ against ISIS.
It should be mentioned that three days ago mass media reported about evidence of cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS terrorists. Video images showed U.S. Special Forces’ Hummer vehicles north of the town of Deir Ezzor, where ISIS militants are deployed. Despite that the U.S. strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them. It is assumed that in this way the U.S. Armed Forces support the unhindered advancement of the SDF forces through ISIS positions.
According to many Syrian experts, that Washington and the U.S.-backed forces deliberately cooperate with ISIS terrorists in order to prevent the SAA’s from establishing full control over all oil fields in Deir Ezzor.
However, despite all the U.S. attempts to undermine the government forces, the SAA is confidently continuing to liberate and defend the territories seized by ISIS terrorists, making every effort to stabilize the situation in the country.
by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice! The Bible tells us, How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” – President Donald J. Trump
While Republican US Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma is now claiming that a Russian troll army is responsible for stoking the NFL debate in an attempt to push divisiveness in America despite the fact that Colin Kaepernick started this hatred of America now going on within the NFL well over a year ago, long before President Trump was voted into office, we see in this must-read story from Frank Brady over at his Gates To Liberty blog that what we’re now witnessing in the NFL is a key part of the globalists long-held plans to divide then destroy America.
As has been long reported on ANP and within alternative media, there is a very real plan to destroy the sovereignty of America going back many, many decades (perfectly represented by most of the lunatics in Congress being opposed to President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda!) and with the NFL quite literally selling their souls to ESPN and the political left while spitting upon their core fan base and America, Brady warns “This Is Not About Football, This Is About WAR!”
Simply put, the NFL has decided to bite the very hand that feeds it, the American people and our great nation, and as Brady tells us within his story, this latest drama has nothing to do with either football or the national anthem. Is it time for the American people to put an end to (peacefully and legally via boycotts, of course, while we still can!) any globalist institutions, such as the NFL and ESPN, that have turned against America and sold out the American people? From Brady’s must-read story.:
What is unfolding comes right out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” handbook. Both “Black Lives Matter” and “Antifa” are hard core Marxist Shock Troops being continuously supplied with boots on the ground by Barack Hussein Obama’s “Organizing for Action”, a national army of fanatical Leftists that is hundreds of thousands strong and is actively recruiting “volunteers” through mass mailings to radical e-mail lists. Obama maintains a well-staffed Washington office for a reason. He and his posse intend to destroy what remains of the old American republic and install a totally socialist tyranny upon its ashes.
As Susan Duclos reported on ANP on Wednesday, according to one black man, US Veteran and law enforcement officer Brandum Tatum, what President Trump is doing right now is separating those who love America from those who hate America. The fact that Kaepernick had never even bothered to register to vote should have told the NFL that the donkey they were hitching their protest-cart to was lame. And the fact that Black Lives Matters continues to base most of their protests upon ‘fake news’, while Antifa proves to us they are fascists by attempting to stifle the free speech of others, proves the monster America is dealing with is tyrannical and totalitarian in nature, willing to push an agenda based upon outright lies which fits perfectly into Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s ‘Saul Alinsky agenda’.
And we shouldn’t be the least bit surprised that TV networks refused to show the many former NFL fans in the stands, booing at their formerly favorite teams, for the mainstream media and the NFL are quite literally defecating upon America and the many lives of Americans lost protecting our rights as citizens under that flag.
We expect that the TV networks will continue to ignore the masses of fans that are protesting against the teams within stadiums, hoping that people won’t notice. Yet how can America miss noticing being quite literally stabbed in the back by owners, coaches and jocks making millions and millions of dollars to play a stupid kids game?
Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com
by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:
Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield. That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on the sea to the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the multiplying devices in every troops’ pockets. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data, constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global network. The effect: an unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most sophisticated weaponry.
LEADERS OF THE AIR FORCE, NAVY, ARMY AND MARINES ARE CONVERGING ON A VISION OF THE FUTURE MILITARY: CONNECTING EVERY ASSET ON THE GLOBAL BATTLEFIELD.
EDITOR’S NOTE: There have been many movies that portrayed a world dominated by a hyper-connected computerized, militarized machine that connects to and controls every aspect of daily life. There was Skynet in the Terminator movies, there was the matrix in The Matrix, and the Pre-Crime system in Minority Report. Just fiction, you say? As it turns out, that’s exactlywhat’s coming down the pike. The US military is spending billions to create a giant, militarized nervous system where the tanks, the weapons, the planes, the boats and even the uniforms that the soldiers will wear are connected via AI. The One World System takes 2 giant steps closer.
That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on the sea to the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the multiplying devices in every troops’ pockets. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data, constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global network.
The effect: an unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most sophisticated weaponry.
TOP 10 INSANE SCI-FI MILITARY TECH & MACHINES THAT ACTUALLY EXIST
In recent months, the Joint Chiefs of Staff put together the newest version of their National Military Strategy. Unlike previous ones, it is classified. But executing a strategy requiring buy-in and collaboration across the services. In recent months, at least two of the service chiefs talked openly about the strikingly similar direction that they are taking their forces. Standing before a sea of dark- blue uniforms at a September Air Force Association event in Maryland, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he had “refined” his plans for the Air Force after discussions with the Joint Chiefs “as part of the creation of the classified military strategy.”
THE FUTURE FOR THE AIR FORCE? THE SERVICE NEEDED TO BE MORE LIKE A CERTAIN ELECTRIC-CAR MANUFACTURER.
“Every Tesla car is connected to every other Tesla car,” said Goldfein, referring to a presentation by Elon Musk about the ways his firm’s vehicles learn from their collective experience. “If a Tesla is headed down the road and hits a pothole, every Tesla that’s behind it that’s self-driving, it will avoid the pothole, immediately. If you’re driving the car, it automatically adjusts your shocks in case you hit it, too.”
Goldfein waxed enthusiastically about how Tesla was able to remotely increase the battery capacity of cars in the U.S.Southeast to facilitate evacuation before the recent hurricanes.
“What would the world look like if we connected what we have in that way? If we looked at the world through a lens of a network as opposed to individual platforms, electronic jamming shared immediately, avoided automatically? Every three minutes, a mobility aircraft takes off somewhere on the planet. Platforms are nodes in a network,” the Air Force chief said.
The idea borrows from the “network centric warfare” concept that seized the military imagination more than a decade ago. But what leaders are today describing is larger by orders of magnitude. It’s less a strategy for integrating multiple networks into operations more efficiently than a plan to stitch everything, networks within networks, into a single web. The purpose: better coordinated, faster, and more lethal operations in air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace.
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