Monday, February 12, 2007

Counter-personnel Effects on DoD Wish List

The PowerPoint slide at left clearly lists the "non-lethal counter-personnel capabilities" that the United States Department of Defense wants to acquire in the next 10 to 20 years.

This slide has been taken from a presentation given in November 2001 by the commander of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, entitled "To The Future: Non-Lethal Capabilities Technologies in the 21st Century." Excerpts of the presentation may be found at the website of the Sunshine Project, on their "Non-Lethal Weapons Online Document Clearinghouse" page:

The outline indicates that the DoD foresees development of counter-personnel weapons that "will attack a target's senses or cognitive/motor capabilities," namely the person's ability to smell, taste, feel, hear and see. The check-box clearly includes "emotion" and "motor skills" on the shopping list.

Perhaps most interesting about this list is the prediction of "accurate, long-range payload delivery along with a non-lethal delivery means." The editors at the Sunshine Project assume this must be a reference to "non-lethal" chemical weapons, delivered as mortar rounds. But could this also be a reference to the use of space-based vehicles and directed energy weapons?

The research and development of space-based psychotronic weapons would fit this wish-list admirably.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Effects Reported by Targeted Individuals

The illustration at right, found at the website, lists many of the effects reported by voice hearers and those individuals who believe themselves to be targeted by psycho-electronic weapons.

They bear a remarkable resemblance to the negative Human Effects envisioned by the U.S. Air Force in 1996, notably: disrupting a person's effectiveness or mission accomplishment through sleep induction, sleep deprivation, subliminal suggestions, manipulation of emotions, forced memory loss, and creation of false perception (see the last post).

A detailed list of "Psycho-Electronic Weapon Effects," found at the Synthetic Telepathy website below, exactly parallels the effects listed by the illustration at right. They are apparently from the same source, a "targeted individual" describing her personal experience. The list has been modified and altered for the sake of clarity.

The effects described appear to be a combination of Non-Lethal Weapons effects mixed with subliminal hypnosis, behavior modification and classic PSYOP harassment.

Many TIs have reported experiencing all or some of these effects:

Invasive At-a-Distance Body Effects (including mind):

Sleep deprivation and fatigue:

--Silent but instantaneous application of "electronic caffeine" signal, forces awake and keeps awake
--Loud noise from neighbors, usually synchronized to attempts to fall asleep
--Precision-to-the-second "allowed sleep" and "forced awakening," far too precise and repeated to be natural
--Daytime "fatigue attacks" can force the victim to sleep

Audible Voice to Skull (V2S):

--Delivered by at-a-distance radio signal
--Made to appear as emanating from thin air
--Voices or sound effects only the victim can hear

Inaudible Voice to Skull (Silent Sound):

--Delivered by at-a-distance radio signal;
--Manifested by sudden urges to do something/go somewhere
--Silent (ultrasonic) hypnosis presumed
--Programming hypnotic "triggers" - i.e., specific phrases, catchy songs, verbal hooks or other cues cause specific involuntary actions

Violent muscle triggering (flailing of limbs):

--Leg or arm jerks to violently force awake and keep awake
--Whole body jerks, as if body had been hit by large jolt of electricity
--Violent shaking of body; seemingly as if on a vibrating surface but where surface is in reality not vibrating

Precision manipulation of body parts (slow, specific purpose):

--Manipulation of hands and feet
--Slow bending almost 90 degrees backward of one toe at a time or one finger at a time
--Direct at-a-distance control of breathing and vocal cords, including involuntary speech
--Spot blanking of memory, long- and short-term

Reading said-silently-to-self thoughts:

--Engineered skits where your thoughts are spoken to you by strangers
--Real time reading sub-vocalized words, as while the victim reads a book

Direct application of pain to body parts:

--Hot-needles-deep-in-flesh sensation
--Electric shocks (no wires whatsoever applied)
--Powerful and unquenchable itching, often applied precisely
--"Artificial fever," sudden, no illness present
-- Sudden racing heartbeat in a relaxed situation

External Stress-Generating "Skits":

--Participation of strangers, neighbors in harassment
--Rudeness for no cause
--Tradesmen always have "problems," block your car, etc.
--Purchases delayed, spoiled, or lost at a high rate
--Unusually loud music, noise, far beyond normal

Break-ins/sabotage at home:

--Shredding of clothing
--Destruction of furniture
--Petty theft
--Engineered failures of utilities

Sabotage at work:

--Deletion/corruption of computer files
--Planting viruses which could not have come from your computer usage pattern
--Spreading of rumors, sabotage to your working reputation
--Direct sabotage and theft of completed work


To the Brain:

--Microwave hearing of voice(s) that are not one's own
--Manipulation of emotions and attacks on self-esteem
--External induction of inappropriate thoughts
--Reading, echoing, broadcasting and scrambling thoughts
--Forced memory blanking and induced erroneous actions
--Induced changes to hearing
--Sleep prevention each night, at exactly the same time (for weeks)
--Sleep induction, often at inappropriate times
--Vivid controlled dreams, with sense of dream being forced or narrated
--Ultra-vivid forced images, as if a cartoon or photograph forced on visual field

To the Face:

--Manipulation of facial expressions
--Forced movement of jaw and clacking of teeth
--Manipulation of airways
--Externally controlled forced speech
--Artificial tinnitus (ringing in ears)

To the Body:

--Wilding racing heart without cause
--Heart palpitations without cause
--Remotely induced itching (sudden and violent, with no rash)
--Forced nudging of arm during delicate or messy work causing injury or spills
--Jolting, forced convulsions, and forced "muscle quaking"
--Forced precision manipulation of hands, sometimes synched to the forced waking visions
--Special attention to genital area: itching, forced orgasm, intense pain, "hot needles"
--Intense general pain in the legs, like stings.

Human Effects Testing and Body Modelling

At right, one may see an illustration of Human Effects testing and computer characterization, as described in 2002 by Lt. Gen. Buck Bedard in a PowerPoint presentation on "The U.S. Department of Defense Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program."

This illustration also represents what many Voice Hearers or "targeted individuals" describe feeling: As if they were wrapped in a cocoon of electromagnetic energy, with holographic images of another person's body being projected upon them. The TIs often interpret this as a form of astral projection, in which a ghost, evil spirit or demon is attempting to "possess" their body.

However, the phenomenon might also be described as an advanced form of body mapping. It's as if a 3D hologram of one person's body were projected or superimposed on the body of another person. The result would be more than simple verbal telepathy: It would feel disturbingly as if another person were inside one's own skin.

When irradiated from a distance, it is possible that a highly sophisticated data collection program (similar to the facial recognition programs used at airports) could "electronically photograph" the body of a human target, eventually building an extremely accurate, computer-generated 3D model, much like the ones shown in the photo above. A similar model could be created for the assailant. A computer could then be used to merge the two body maps.

The result would be an extremely powerful means for imposing sensory hallucinations on the target: Think of it as a form of 3D "voodoo doll" into which pins could be stuck. Such computer models would also provide a powerful means of modelling and measuring the "bioeffects" of different stimuli delivered by remote radiation or beam weapons.

A commercial version of 3D body modelling software (called "Poser") is now available on the market for less than $300. It is widely used by digital artists and graphic illustrators:

What we are describing here would be much more sophisticated, but certainly not outside the reach of military weapons labs. In fact, the Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a body modelling system for "realtime feedback of human effects and behavior effects" when testing Non-Lethal Weapons. It is called the Advanced Total Body Model (ATBM) system. A website and brochure describing ATBM may be found at this site:

While this certainly does not constitute proof that the Air Force is, in any way, testing out the "human effects" of Artificial Telepathy weapons on innocent civilians, or beaming voices into the heads of human targets, or using 3D holographic models to "virtually rape" and torture people, it suggests that the technology to do so may actually exist.

Certainly the Air Force has expressed an interest in mind control in the past. The following quote may be found at the timeline, listed under the year 1996:

From USAF Scientific Advisory Board, New World Vistas Air and Space Power for the 21st Century, Ancillary Volume, p89.

"Prior to the mid-21st century, there will be a virtual explosion of knowledge in the field of neuroscience. We will have achieved a clear understanding of how the human brain works, how it really controls the various functions of the body, and how it can be manipulated (both positively and negatively). One can envision the development of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped, and focused, that can couple with the human body in a fashion that will allow one to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions (and thus actions), produce sleep, transmit suggestions, interfere with both short-term and long-term memory, produce an experience set, and delete an experience set. This will open the door for the development of some novel capabilities that can be used in armed conflict, in terrorist/hostage situation, and in training . . . "

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in particular, has a very strong interest in testing Human Effects of pulsed weapons on human behavior for the reasons stated below.

"The Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force report on Non-lethal Technologies concluded that a major uncertainty in the use of non-lethal weapons is the question of human effects. The Center for Strategic and International Studies reported "The significant value of strategic applications on non-lethal technologies ...was predicated on the assumption that the weapons can be made to work as advertised. It is currently not known if they can."

"Although there is a sense of urgency to field NLWs today, the need to demonstrate that weapon payloads are effective against human targets and do not cause unintended harm is critical to mission success.

"The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) began in 1996 as a Congressional initiative to provide warfighters with a family of NLW systems that have a range of optional non-lethal capabilities across the full spectrum of threats and crises. NLWs are defined as 'weapons that are explicitly designed and primarily employed so as to incapacitate personnel or materiel, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property and the environment.'

"The Master Plan for the JNLWP states, 'The successful use of NLWs is grounded in the user's level of confidence that consequences of their employment will decrease rather than increase the level of confrontation. To achieve this level of confidence, the health effects of the NLWs must be completely understood. Commanders in the field, when faced with the decision of which NLW to employ in a given scenario, must be able to confidently predict the most probable effects on people.' Human effects are fundamentally crucial elements of non-lethal weapons development and employment.

"Establishing an NLW human effects capability has been on a fast track over the last few years. First, the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons (JNLW) Integrated Product Team chartered the Human Effects Process Action Team (HEPAT). Then, the HEPAT briefed the concept for the JNLW Human Effects Center of Excellence (HECOE) to the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). The HEPAT subsequently recommended that the DoD should establish a DoD NLW HECOE to serve as the centralized resource to ensure human effects of NLWs are adequately addressed as early as possible in the development and acquisition cycle and throughout the life cycle of the weapon system.

"AFRL and the JNLWD signed an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 7, 2001 at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, that launched a new era in NLW development and established the HECOE . . . . The JNLWD selected the Human Effec-tiveness Directorate to manage the new HECOE based on the strength of its many contributions to non-lethal technologies effectiveness research during the last decade.

"NLW bioeffects has been a research competency for AFRL and its predecessors for over ten years. AFRL is one of many resources available to carry out JNLW-funded human effects research identified by the HECOE. The MOA between the JNLWD and AFRL provides the foundation for tapping scientific expertise throughout AFRL.

"Human effects are widely recognized as the "long-pole-in-the-tent" for most aspects of NLW operational utility, technical feasibility, and policy acceptability. The HECOE is the human effects "one-stop-shop" resource for NLW program managers, ensuring they have the data needed to make informed and educated decisions.

"Among other duties, the HECOE is developing a central repository of human effects data. The HECOE will analyze human effects for NLW program managers and recommend research to fill identified data gaps, coordinate human effects modeling and research efforts, and maintain a listing of qualified agencies capable of conducting research, testing, and analyses.

"Colonel George Fenton, JNLWD Director, emphasizes characterizing human effects as a foundation and core element of the JNLW program. The level of risk of injury or lethality to targets and the probability that a weapon will be effective against a spectrum of targets is important information for the weapon developer and the users in the field.

"To provide a solid foundation for characterizing the target response effects and the risks of unintended effects, the HECOE brought together a panel of world-class experts on risk assessment, medicine, and decision analysis who worked with DoD NLW subject matter experts, materiel developers, and program managers. This very successful workshop produced a report on risk characterization framework.

". . . . The HECOE published human effects evaluations on four candidate NLWs and is assessing data on stingball blunt impact and TASER® electroshock. NLW program managers are establishing working relationships with the HECOE, and management of the associated human effects research programs is currently on a reimbursable basis. "

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Close Up: Dr. Michael Murphy, Chief of the Human Effects Directorate's Radio Frequency Radiation Bioeffects Branch, Air Force Research Lab

Dr. Michael R. Murphy works at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Radio Frequency Radiation Branch (HEDR) at Brooks-City Air Force Base, near San Antonio, TX. He has "an extensive research career in radio-frequency (RF) bioeffects research and international collaboration for RF bioeffects," according to AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate Newsletter for November, 2006.

Dr. Murphy is apparently an associate of the Dr. Kenneth Boff, the Chief Scientist of the Human Effectiveness Directorate in 1998.


Biographical notes are scanty, but some information can be gathered from the following source:

He earned a BS in psychology from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and a PhD in neuroscience from MIT. In 1982 he returned to his home town for a position with the U.S. Air Force, first working on prophylactics/treatments for chemical warfare agents, and then moving to radio frequency bioeffects in 1992. From 1994-2004 he was Chief or the USAF Radio Frequency Radiation Branch. He is a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, the Directed Energy Professional Society, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and the IEEE Standards Board. He is active is the IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety, for which he serves as International Liaison.
The photograph of Dr. Murphy (above right) and the biographical information (below) are taken from the announcement of the Air Force Science and Engineering award he received in 2003:


"The United States Air Force presented Dr. Michael R. Murphy, Chief of the Human Effects Directorate's Radio Frequency Radiation Bioeffects Branch, the U.S. Air Force 2002 Science and Engineering Annual Award for Achievement in Areas of Exploratory or Advanced Technology Development. Dr. Murphy directed efforts to document human effects data in support of Non-Lethal Weapons (NLWs) and is the Chair of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Technology Group on the Human Effects of Non-Lethal Technologies.

"Dr. Murphy provided Air Force capabilities and expertise in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Executive Agent for NLWs through the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). Dr. Murphy led research and risk communication efforts in support of the human effects of a unique microwave-based, anti-personnel, non-lethal weapon called an Active Denial System (ADS).

". . . . Due to his technical expertise and support of expanded human effects research of non-lethal weapons, his group earned the designation and funding as the Joint Non-Lethal Human Effects Center of Excellence in the DoD."

In October, 2004, Dr. Murphy spoke at the "75th Shock and Vibration Symposium" hosted by SAVIAC, the Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center.

He is listed as an employee of Lawrence Livermore National Lab, which suggests he left AFRL. However, Dr. Murphy apparently still occupies a post of some importance at the HECOE. In August 2006, he was granted a fellowship award, one of AFRL's "highest honors."

As recently as November 2, 2006, he spoke at the Ninth Annual Directed Energy Symposium of the Directed Energy Professional Society. See:

The list of corporate sponsors for this event reads like a "Who's Who" of defense contractors with an interest in people-zapping:

Close Up: Ms. Susan J. Thornton, Director of the Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory

Relevance to Artificial Telepathy: Artificial Telepathy may be defined as a "Non-Lethal Weapon Program" and the Air Force Research Laboratory appears to be one of the premiere labs serving the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program at the U.S. Department of Defense. As stated in Ms. Thornton's biography, below, the AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate serves the entire DoD community, and it specializes in the research of exotic laser, millimeterwave, infrared and microwave weapons.


Ms. Susan J. Thornton is the director of the Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The Directorate, with more than 800 military and civilian scientists, engineers, contractors and support people and an annual budget exceeding $300 million, provides pervasive, world-class directed energy and imaging research and technologies for users across the United States Air Force and the Department of Defense.

Selected for the Senior Executive Service in January 2007, Ms. Thornton came from the Airborne Laser Program, Aeronautical Systems Center, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, where she was the director of engineering. She served as the principal technical advisor to the system program director on designing, building, and testing the Air-borne Laser weapon system, a $7 billion program focused on destroying ballistic missiles in the boost phase.


1981 Bachelor of science, electrical systems engineering, Wright State University, Ohio
1990 Master of science, aeronautical engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1998 Master in public administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2000 Advanced Program Manager’s Course, Defense Systems Management College, Ft Belvoir, Virginia


1981 - 1984, project engineer, Propulsion System Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1984 - 1986, lead engineer for engine monitoring systems, Propulsion System Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1986 - 1990, lead engineer for the F119 engine, F-22 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1990 - 1993, lead propulsion engineer, Special Operations Forces Program Office and Aircraft System Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1993 - 1994, chief engineer for CV-22 Osprey, Special Operations Forces Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1994 - 1997, chief engineer for MC-130H Combat Talon II, Special Operations Forces Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1997 - 1998, student, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cam-bridge, Massachusetts
1998 - 1999, chief, technical and acquisition policy, Systems Engineering Division, En-gineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1999 - 2001, chief, Plans and Program Branch, Systems Engineering Division, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2001 – 2007, director of engineering, Airborne Laser Program, Aeronautical Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico


1986 Air Force Association Junior Engineer of the Year
1986 Air Force Systems Command Certificate of Merit
1989, 1999 Notable Achievement Award
1998 Lucius N. Littauer Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2003 Aeronautical Systems Center Chief Engineer of the Year


Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton
Innovations in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Ford Foundation
Directed Energy Professional Society

Friday, February 09, 2007

Close Up: Dr. William L. Baker, Chief Scientist of the Air Force Research Lab's Directed Energy Directorate

Dr. William L. Baker, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Chief Scientist, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.


Regarding Artificial Telepathy, see Dr. Baker's article on Controlled Effects -- the effects that directed energy weapons may have on the minds of human beings.

With an annual budget of more than $300 million, the AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate is responsible for all Air Force research and development of laser and high-power microwave technologies. The directorate conducts advanced technology research to support major directed energy applications such as the airborne laser, advanced tactical laser and active denial system.

The Chief Scientist is the directorate's primary adviser on scientific and technical matters, and the primary authority for the technical content of the science and technology portfolio.

Dr. Baker was born in Columbus, Ohio. He began his career in the Air Force in 1969 as a nuclear research officer at Kirtland AFB. In 1973 he became a civilian scientist at the base's Air Force Weapons Laboratory, where he performed and directed research and development efforts to advance pulsed power and plasma technology for nuclear weapons effects simulation. He became internationally known for developing intense plasma implosion X-ray sources. He subsequently initiated, performed and directed major directed energy weapons research and development efforts on high-energy particle beams, high power microwaves and high energy lasers.

Dr. Baker has written more than 50 publications in nuclear physics, plasma physics, pulsed power and directed energy.


1965 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1967 Master of Science degree in physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1969 Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus


1. 1969 - 1973, nuclear research officer, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

2. 1973 - 1977, scientific adviser, X-ray Simulation Branch, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

3. 1977 - 1984, Chief, Advanced Technology Management Office, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

4. 1984 - 1985, Chief, Simulators and Advanced Concepts Branch, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

5. 1985 - 1989, Chief, Advanced Technology Division, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

6. 1989 - 1991, Chief, High-Power Microwave Program Office, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

7. 1991 - 1994, Technical Director for High-Power Microwaves, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

8. 1994 - 1994, acting Director, Advanced Weapons and Survivability Directorate, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

9. 1994 - 1995, Technical Director, Advanced Weapons and Survivability Directorate, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

10. 1995 - 1996, Air Force Senior Scientist for High-Power Microwaves, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

11. 1996 - 1997, Chief Scientist, Advanced Weapons and Survivability Directorate, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

12. 1997 - 2000, Senior Scientist for High-Power Microwaves, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

13. 2000 - present, Chief Scientist, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.


1965 Phi Beta Kappa
1977 Science and Technology Award, Air Force Systems Command
1986 Commander's Award for Excellence, Air Force Weapons Laboratory
1988 Technical Manager of the Year, Air Force Weapons Laboratory
1997 Peter Haas Pulsed Power Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1997 Directed Energy Award, Association of Old Crows
1998 Exemplary Civilian Service Award, U.S. Air Force
1999 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1999 Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Department of Defense
2003 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2006 Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award


American Physical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Board member, Directed Energy Professional Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

(Current as of November 2006)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Focus On: The Air Force Research Lab

Headquartered at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) was "formed in October 1997 as the product of an organizational consolidation that integrated previously separate Air Force laboratories (Armstrong, Phillips, Rome and Wright-Patterson) with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research," according to the AFRL website.

The AFRL employs more than 9,600 people and consists of 10 directorates, situated across the country. (For a list of the directorates see the link above.) They oversee the Air Force's $1.2 billion annual Science & Technology (S&T) program. AFRL is considered one of the best, if not the best, research lab run by the Department of Defense.

According to the AFRL's "Mission & Vision" statement, "We defend America by unleashing the power of innovative science and technology"

An advertisement recently placed at echoes AFRL's obsession with lasers, phasers, satellites and other James Bond-like weapons: "The men and women of AFRL are creating the Air Force of the future -- turning science fiction into science fact."

Is this just the empty verbal posturing of an Air Force recruiter trying to make a ho-hum lab job sound exciting? Or could it be true?

In the last few posts, we saw evidence that AFRL plays a lead role in the DoD's efforts to develop "Artificial Telepathy" weapons, under cover of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program. Specifically, the chief scientist of the AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate (the "people zapping" unit) has stated that

"By studying and modeling the human brain and nervous system, the ability to mentally influence or confuse personnel is also possible. Through sensory deception, it may be possible to create synthetic images, or holograms, to confuse an individual' s visual sense or, in a similar manner, confuse his senses of sound, taste, touch, or smell."

See Dr. William L. Baker's article at the AFRL website:

The Directed Energy Directorate and the Space Vehicles Directorate are both located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., at the site of the former Phillips Laboratory. The fact that they are located right next to each other clearly implies that both directorates share a common mission: using space vehicles to zap people on Earth.

Both of these directorates are linked to a third, and very important, AFRL facility: AMOS, The Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing Site. AMOS has a two-fold mission: First, it conducts R&D using the Maui Space Surveillance System (MSSS) at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC). Second, it oversees operations at the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC). See

AMOS has a unique capablity: "the capability of projecting lasers into the atmosphere, which is unusual at astronomical sites." Those among the tin-foil-beanie crowd who believe that the government is beaming voices into their heads will find very little comfort in this fact. Given that people-zapping seems to be one of AFRL's favorite hobbies, why not look upon AMOS with some discomfort? Modelling the effects of beam weapons upon a human brain would certainly require supercomputers, and that's exactly what the military scientists at AMOS possess.

In the last post, we examined the command and control structure of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP), and it clearly indicates that AFRL plays a lead role in the JNLWP's study of Human Effects or Bioeffects, that is, the controlled effects that directed energy beams may have upon human minds and human behavior.

In fact, AFRL has an entire directorate, based at Wright Patterson AFB, devoted to the study of Human Effects (HE). They explore such research topics as "Three-Dimensional Audio Technology," "Microwave Research on Memory Loss," "Non-Lethal Weapons Human Effects," "Auditory Distance Perception of Speech," and "Three-Dimensional Auditory Localization of Nearby Sources."

The HE directorate oversees a secretive "Warfighter Training Research Division" at Mesa, AZ and the Human Effects Center of Excellence (HECOE) located at Brooks-City AFB, San Antonio, TX. HECOE operates a "Directed Energy Bioeffects Division, Radio Frequency Radiation Branch," which did the "Microwave Research on Memory Loss" mentioned above.


Nearby neighbors in the San Antonio region include:

The Joint Information Operations Warfare Command (JIOWC) at Lackland AFB, and
The Air Force Information Warfare Battlelab (AFIOC), also at Lackland AFB.

JIOWC, is "responsible for planning, integrating and coordinating the information operations core capabilities of electronic warfare, operations security and military deception, and integrating psychological operations in support of Joint Force Commanders."

See Wikipedia article:

AFIOC is "engaged in a myriad of activities supporting its role as the Air Force's information warfare executive agent. It integrates information warfare tactics, training and technology for combatant commanders. The center is comprised of about 1,000 military and civilian members trained in the areas of operations, engineering, operations research, intelligence, radar technology and communications and computer applications."

The data gathered by AFIOC, which is run by the Air Intelligence Agency, is most likely shared with another branch of the Air Intelligence Agency: The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. (You may recall that the Air Force Research Laboratory is also headquartered at Wright Patterson).

See NASIC's home page at:

NASIC is "the primary Department of Defense producer of foreign aerospace intelligence" and it operates a "Behavioral Influences Analysis (BIA) Division." The BIA employs a variety of "analytical tools for Behavioral Influences Operations" and integrates these Behavioral Influence Operations with the DoD's overall PSYOP planning.

Translation: AFRL's Human Effects lab in San Antonio is running in tandem with the DoD's premiere "Information Operation" centers in San Antonio, and together they are all serving DoD's PSYOP (mind control) planners.

Those who believe that the U.S. Department of Defense does not engage in mind control operations are cordially invited to read the definition of Influence Operations (IO) contained on Air University's "Cyberspace and Information Operations" page:

According to this website, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) employs social scientists and engineers to develop "influence" models and methodologies. The Defense Intelligence Agency's Human Factors Analysis Center (HFAC) performs "the analysis of key national leaders and the analysis of key systems operators." The Joint Information Operations Center in San Antonio, TX, acts as a "Precision Influence Cell."

All of this PSYOP technology is most certainly employed as a weapon. See, for example, the article "Mapping the Minds in Iraq's Regime" by William M. Arkin in the Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2002.

Does the U.S. government use "influence" operations and PSYOP strategies against foreign civilians? Well, yes, but they don't call it PSYOP. When dealing with civilians, they prefer to use the term "Perception Management." The following definition is rather enlightening:

perception management - (DOD Dictionary) Actions to convey and/or deny selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning as well as to intelligence systems and leaders at all levels to influence official estimates, ultimately resulting in foreign behaviors and official actions favorable to the originator's objectives. In various ways, perception management combines truth projection, operations security, cover and deception, and psychological operations. See also psychological operations.

For some sobering reading on perception war and perception operations, see:

Given the powerful suite of psychological weapons and tools available to the Department of Defense, is it so difficult to believe that government officials at the top of the command chain would use the same tools when trying to "manage" the perceptions of U.S. citizens?

Given the AFRL's intense interest in studying the "human effects" of directed energy weapons on the human mind, is it so difficult to believe that they might want to test their fun new toys on the minds of innocent civilians?

How else are such weapons to be tested in a real-world environment?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Who Runs the Program, Part III: Overall Outline and Links

Here's the overall outline of the Command Structure that controls Artificial Telepathy weapons, from the President of the United States down to the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program. The chain of command ends at the point where agents are fielded.

An effort has been made to put names and faces on everyone in the command structure.


Photo of President George W. Bush:

History and Organization of the Office of the President:

Photos of President Bush's Cabinet members:


Vice President Richard B. Cheney

Asst. to the President for National Security Affairs Stephen J. Hadley

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, USMC

Director of National Intelligence (nominated) Adm. John M. "Mike" McConnell

Former Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Robert J. Portman

Chief of Staff to the President Joshua B. Bolten

Counsel to the President Fred F. Fielding

Asst. to the President for Economic Policy Allan Hubbard


Photos and bios of Top Officers:


The Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England

The Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey

The Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway

The Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Kenneth J. Krieg

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Robert Andrews



The Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L Kenneth J. Krieg


The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric S. Edelman


The Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (CMC): Gen. James T. Conway


Provides guidance, reviews and approves JNLWP budget, arbitrates any service concerns

Chairman: Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Plans, Policies, and Operations PPO (DC USMC PPO)

Lt. Gen. Emil "Buck" Bedard, USMC
Power point presentation:

Lt. Gen. Jan Huly, USMC

Lt. Gen. Richard F. Natonski (Nov. 2006 to present)

JIPT Army Rep
JIPT Navy Rep
JIPT Marines Rep
JIPT Air Force Rep
JIPT Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Rep
JIPT Coast Guard Rep

JIPT Non-Voting Members:
JIPT Joint Staff reps
JIPT Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) reps
JIPT Combatant Commander reps
JIPT Department of Justice (DOJ) rep
JIPT Department of Energy (DOE) rep


This is steering group subordinate to the Joint Integrated Product Team, made up of
O-6 Level Representatives assigned by the JIPT members.

Director, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) Col. Kirk W. Hymes, USMC

Group Members:

Army Chief
Navy Chief
Marines Chief
Air Force Chief, Col. John W. Passey
Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Chief
Coast Guard Chief


Serves as focal point for technical and programmatic guidance of current and projected Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) technologies. Combines civilian and military personnel tasked to implement the NLW program. Acts as the inter-service representative for the Executive Agent (EA). Acts as liason to foreign entities, Joint Staff, Services, DoD and government agencies, academia, commercial vendors

Location: Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Plans, Policies and Operations, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA

Directors of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate:

Col. Kirk W. Hymes (present)
No photo or bio available
See Article: "Military Shows Off New Ray Gun" AP, Jan 25, 2007

Col. David P. Karcher, USMC
Col. Karcher spoke at a 2005 Non-Lethal Weapons conference chaired by
the notorious John B. Alexander:

Col. George P. Fenton, USMC
See Article: "The Pentagon's People Zapper"

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Science & Technology Division

Chief: David Law
Project Sheriff:,1282,68152-2,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1

Deputy Director: Susan D. Levine (

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Human Effects Branch

HE Strategy coordinator
HE Research coordinator
HE Reviews coordinator

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Human Effects Review Board (HERB)

Joint Service Board of Medical & Safety Officers
Army Surgeon General's Office rep
Navy Surgeon General's Office rep
Marines Surgeon General's Office rep
Medical Officer of the Marine Corps
Air Force Surgeon General's Office rep

Human Effects Safety, Training, Experimentation Guidance Dept

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Legal, Treaty & Policy Review Board
-- SME reps

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Human Effects Advisory Panel (HEAP)

-- Non-government board of consultants on bioeffects, SMEs


Specialty: Design and modelling of next-generation non-lethal technologies

Location: Frank M. Tejeda Directed Energy Bioeffects Laboratory,
Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX

Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/CC):
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Nielsen

Director, Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HE):
Lt. Col. Dennis M. Scholl

Chief, Directed Energy Bioeffects Division (AFRL/HED):
Dr. Michael Murphy

Assoc. Chief: Dr. B. Jon Klauenberg

Directed Energy Portfolio (research) Manager
Blunt Impact Portfolio (research) Manager
Acoustics Portfolio (research) Manager
Bio Portfolio (research) Manager
HE Knowledge Base, Consultative Expert(s)
HE Modeling Analysis Program (HE-MAP)
-- Advanced Total Body Model Project (ATBM)
HE Risk Characterization Expert(s)
HE Milestone Direction Authority


Names, organization and command structure not know.

At this point, when technology is ready for testing "Human Effects" in the field, description of the command chain evaporates. The reason is simple: It is illegal to conduct human experimentation on U.S. citizens without their consent. That does not mean that DoD is not conducting experiments on humans without their consent. On the contrary, it makes sense to field-test these weapons on humans in realistic "urban enviornments."

If such HE programs do exist, they are highly classified. Officially they don't exist at all.

FIELD AGENTS: Organization not known. However, we can deduce reasonably that they are drawn heavily from military police units of all Services, especially the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). We also know one of the schools where they train (below).

U.S. Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Graduates more than 300 students annually, from all Services and several allied nations.
Teaches close-range subject control techniques and provides scenario/situational training exercises.

See website:

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