Monday, May 5, 2008

The Project For A New American Century has a Solution

Now that I've revealed how my model of the world works, I want to give another terrific example of how to put it into practice. Today is "NeoCon Solution" day... reshape the world accordingly.

Problem, Reaction, Solution is something that a lot of people are using. For instance, let's take the now infamous Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Billy Krstol's organization... (can you still believe the MSM has this butthead on as a talking head. He's a clear NeoCon Hawk who has never been in uniform himself and had bullets flying by his head... yet... he's more than happy to send your kids to die. ENOUGH OPINION BRUCE!!! This is fact time.

The PNAC put out a report in September of 2000 (still available on their site) which is pretty much the Bible for NeoCons... or better yet, the Nostradamus for NeoCons. Its called "Rebuilding America's Defenses. Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century".

In it is what appears to be the entire foreign policy of the Bush Administration laid out point by point. Remember when you're reading this... written in September of 2000. One year before 9/11 and the stolen presidential election that brought Bush into power had not even happened yet.

I first want to highlight something I think everyone should think about when looking at the findings of the report below. The report opens with a BIG STATEMENT that I find to be the most paradoxical thing about the findings.

Introduction, 4th paragraph: The United States is the world’s only superpower, combining preeminent military power, global technological leadership, and the world’s largest economy. Moreover, America stands at the head of a system of alliances which includes the world’s other leading democratic powers. At present the United States faces no global rival. America’s grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible.

No global rival. The U.S. in September of 2000 had no global rival and was and still is, the only superpower. To me, it seems like a perfect opportunity to use our superpowerness to build a world focused on peace and prosperity. But that's just me.

Next, is the key findings of the report. They work against an assumption that in order to maintain a Unipolar world... dominated by the U.S.... that we need to dramatically strengthen and modernize the military. Its the way they think... you can make arguments in either direction... but to say that we have no enemies , we're the preeminent power of the world and so forth, and therefore should increase spending on the military seems counter intuitive to me. The key findings of the report:

"ESTABLISH FOUR CORE MISSIONS for U.S. military forces:
• defend the American homeland;
• fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars;
• perform the “constabulary” duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical

• transform U.S. forces to exploit the “revolution in military affairs";

To carry out these core missions, we need to provide sufficient force and budgetary allocations. In particular, the United States must:

MAINTAIN NUCLEAR STRATEGIC SUPERIORITY, basing the U.S. nuclear deterrent upon a global, nuclear net assessment that weighs the full range of current and emerging threats, not merely the U.S.-Russia balance.

RESTORE THE PERSONNEL STRENGTH of today’s force to roughly the levels anticipated in the “Base Force” outlined by the Bush Administration, an increase in active-duty strength from 1.4 million to 1.6 million.

REPOSITION U.S. FORCES to respond to 21st century strategic realities by shifting permanently-based forces to Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia, and by changing naval deployment patterns to reflect growing U.S. strategic concerns in East Asia.

MODERNIZE CURRENT U.S. FORCES SELECTIVELY, proceeding with the F-22 program while increasing purchases of lift, electronic support and other aircraft; expanding submarine and surface combatant fleets; purchasing Comanche helicopters and medium-weight ground vehicles for the Army, and the V-22 Osprey “tilt-rotor” aircraft for the Marine Corps.

CANCEL “ROADBLOCK” PROGRAMS such as the Joint Strike Fighter, CVX aircraft carrier, and Crusader howitzer system that would absorb exorbitant amounts of Pentagon funding while providing limited improvements to current capabilities. Savings from these canceled programs should be used to spur the process of military transformation.

DEVELOP AND DEPLOY GLOBAL MISSILE DEFENSES to defend the American homeland and American allies, and to provide a secure basis for U.S. power projection around the world.

CONTROL THE NEW “INTERNATIONAL COMMONS” OF SPACE AND “CYBERSPACE,” and pave the way for the creation of a new military service – U.S. Space Forces – with the mission of space control.

EXPLOIT THE “REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS” to insure the long-term superiority of U.S. conventional forces. Establish a two-stage transformation process which
• maximizes the value of current weapons systems through the application of advanced
technologies, and,
• produces more profound improvements in military capabilities, encourages competition between single services and joint-service experimentation efforts.

INCREASE DEFENSE SPENDING gradually to a minimum level of 3.5 to 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, adding $15 billion to $20 billion to total defense spending annually."

On page 63 of the report, this curious statement:
"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."

Can anyone read through these findings and the explosive statement made about a "new Pearl Harbor" and find one single thing that has not happened? OK... we're fighting multiple wars and not "winning". But winning is relative. We are there to stay regardless... absent a revolution here at home. It looks like Christmas time for the writers of this report.

The question I want to leave you with is how is it that they achieved every single one of these goals in a world in which the United States was the only Superpower and had no global rival? And why did we let it happen?

In my next post, I'm going to pull this thing apart and ask another set of questions that I hope will open peoples eyes up to what we're doing and of course, ask some more questions.

Curious about them? More info on the PNAC.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What interesting and insightful commentary I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon! Keep up the good work!