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Thursday, December 18, 2008

When Johnny Comes Marching to Your Home?

From the newly-launched Right to Keep and Bear Arms forum comes this .mil think-piece on how the US military establishment should prepare to deal with "strategic shocks", or so-called "black swan events".

Whet your appetite to read the whole thing with this precis from the forum entry:

...“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, reads.

“Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock.” it continues.

“An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home…”

“Already predisposed to defer to the primacy of civilian authorities in instances of domestic security and divest all but the most extreme demands in areas like civil support and consequence management, DoD might be forced by circumstances to put its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States..."

You can pick up that part of the paper at pages 31-33, or just start at the top.

Interesting times, indeed.

Alea iacta est.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


We as patriots, we must never have this. We must think unconventionally, we must now play what-if games in your head, so if that day every comes, we have some idea about how to strike back.

December 18, 2008 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger jon said...

"DoD might be forced by circumstances"

right. lincoln was, too.

December 18, 2008 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see most in the US military obeying orders to disarm the population. Police and lettered federal agencies - that's another matter. Yes, there are those in the military who are power-hungry or who will simply obey any orders, but I think them relatively few in number and liable to be quickly infected with a case of instantaneously fatal airborne lead poisoning; barring that, there's always the deadly grenadus fragus to worry about.

December 18, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

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