Sunday, February 04, 2007
Who Runs The Program, Part II
In the last post we examined the highest levels of U.S. military command structure: The Office of the President, the National Security Council, The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. These are the people who are definitely responsible for making the policy decisions that put secret weapon programs into place.
For photos and biographies of the "Top Leaders" in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) see:
The org chart (above) gives a nice overview of the Department of Defense command structure. A good PDF version of the org chart may be found here:
It's important to understand each component. Additional articles may be found at:
In the next few posts, we will examine key players who oversee Artificial Telepathy weapons, which have been developed under cover of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program.
Because the JNLWP is a Joint Program, the officers in charge of oversight include: The Deputy Secretary of Defense, The Secretary of the Army, The Secretary of the Navy, The Secretary of the Air Force, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, The Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L, The Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (S&T), and the commanders of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
On paper the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are all working together with the Combatant Commands and with the Under Secretaries as a team. But in fact there are some huge egos at this command level and tremendous rivalries between the services. Each department competes fiercely with the others for funding and each looks for ways to surpass or outperform the others in the field.
The top managers are fully aware of these rivalries, and the budget for the DoD's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons program is therefore divided between all these competing services and departments, just as one would divide the pieces of a pie.
We will have to profile and examine each entity within the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate in order to understand fully the Pentagon's secret Artificial Telepathy program. It's a highly complex, system-wide program, that draws from almost every service, agency, lab, college and command in the DoD.
For now, let it suffice to say:
1) What we are calling "Artificial Telepathy" seems to fall under the general DoD heading of Non-Lethal Weapons
2) The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program is headquartered at Quantico, VA
3) As a Joint program, all of the services play a role: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and Special Ops Directorate
4) DARPA probably runs technology transfer from a large number of civilian universities
5) Each military service has their own set of research labs and war colleges doing additional R&D
6) The Battle Labs and Research Labs of the DoD cooperate to design the final weapon systems
7) The Army War College, Naval War College, Air War College, etc. provide doctrinal training to users
8) Doctrine falls under the headings of Perception Management, Information Ops, PSYOP, Cognitive Systems, Cognitive Engineering, Personnel Effects, Human Effects and Electronic Warfare systems
9) Field agents may be recruited from specialty DoD branches and the U.S. Intelligence Community
10) After selection, field training may be conducted by Special Operations Command
11) All methods used are highly classified and security is extremely tight
12) Legal cover for domestic operations must be provided by FBI or local law enforcement
13) Targeted individuals are carefully profiled, and may live near research labs
14) Targeted individuals may be used as guinea pigs for "Human Effects" research
15) Results data are fed back into the research community for further refinement of hardware, doctrine
16) Sanitized product may be shared system-wide among Defense Agencies and Intelligence Community
Posted by M at 10:56 PM