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Sunday, February 05, 2006

2 Scary Stories, Nite Nite Freedom!

US Plans to 'Fight the Net' Revealed

by Adam Brookes

January 29, 2006

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

Bloggers beware.

As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer.

From influencing public opinion through new media to designing "computer network attack" weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war.

The declassified document is called "Information Operations Roadmap". It was obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University using the Freedom of Information Act.

This is a post on Daily Kos that includes excerpts and links to the article. Although you need a subscription to get to the full article.

[UPDATE] NYT Reports: KBR gets contract to build "immigration" detention camps in US? Poll

Fri Feb 03, 2006 at 09:29:00 PM PDT
Ok I'm updating this again... But here is a light note to bring you a sardonic smile. I'm almost breathless because I find this hard to believe, but at the same time believable.

The New York Times issued an article about 16 minutes ago saying that Kellogg, Brown and Root has been awarded a $385 million contract to build detention camps on American soil.

Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers
Published: February 4, 2006
The subsidiary, criticized for overcharging the Pentagon in Iraq, would build temporary immigration detention centers.


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