Please go directly to your assigned community center.
I finally made it up to the Merc in spite of another foot of snow, and found this flier on the counter. It's the first I've heard of it:
Then... there's that bit I found 4 years ago about Fish & Game wanting a checkpoint at five mile Edgerton outside Chitina. Alaska State denied their request based on lack of available funds.
Tim said he hopes this comes here because when one of their planes crash he can go get parts off it, and "they pay good" for rescue operations! His family worked for the U.S. Army back in the fifties recovering their plane wreckage using dog teams to get back into the wilderness.
What I find fascinating at first glance is how perfectly these proposed military regions go with the maps I've been studying of 1979 Native Land Act/Ahtna lands and the all knowing and far seeing WISE one's Copper River Watershed Project and Copper River Country Mapping Project.
We're also located at the top of Y2Y, and, as most people know, HAARP is just up the road too. I'm reading Tesla by Margaret Cheney right now, learning a lot more than I thought I would. It's got me thinking about how much electricity makes my life more comfortable.
The U.S. military has a long and honorable history in Alaska. They have every right to use the roads they built and they have a sworn duty to protect the population from invaders. Do they have the right to play war games in people's backyards or become the invaders themselves? No. And this would not be the first time they made the mistake of destroying the landscape.
There are MANY in the U.S. government who view Alaska as a frozen wasteland.
In 1963 the Atomic Energy boys made plans to NUKE a harbor in Point Hope, Alaska. It was the AIM organized Native Inupiat population who, for the first time in history, aligned with the Athabaskan Indians, who together STOPPED the PEACEFUL NUKING OF ALASKA.
These are Ahtna lands the big joints want to play loaded paintball on... the same lands I can't even walk across... what do the tribal leaders have to say about it?
Wish I still had a copy of The Firecracker Boys. Here's the proposed map:
Added 10:30 pm:
One of the reasons they give for choosing our area is because of the electromagnetic fields here.
Successful Joint US-Israel Exercise in Shared Active Defense Battle Lab,
Posted on Thursday 10th February 2011 | Defence
Elisra has announced the success of a joint US-Israeli exercise which was carried out recently in its Active Defense Battle Lab, jointly shared by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the US Department of Defense (DOD).
The Active Defense Battle Lab is developed and maintained by Elisra's Tadiran Electronics Systems Division since its inception in the early 90's. An end-to-end simulator of Theater Missile Defense, the Lab simulates attacks against defended assets, and the operation of defense systems against those attacks.
The computerized exercise was wide in scope, including operational forces and combat fighters and simulated a ballistic missile attack on Israel and the use of Israeli and US Missile Defense Systems.
"Khaan Quest is designed to focus on developing participating military forces' ability to contribute to U.N. peacekeeping operations, particularly multinational efforts involving peacekeeping challenges like insurgency, terrorism, crime and ethnic conflict. The exercise aims to cultivate the readiness, interoperability and interpersonal relationships that translate into success in such contexts. " Alaska Guard trains with Mongolian armed forces By Pfc. Karina Paraoan, Alaska Army National Guard http://www.ng.mil/news/archives/2010/08/082310-Alaska.aspx
What does LIVE ORDNANCE DELIVERY LOOK LIKE? This:
Joint Statement by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Enhancing Coordination to Secure America's Cyber Networks,Release Date: October 13, 2010, For Immediate Release, Office of the Press Secretary, Contact: 202-282-8010
Memorandum of Agreement Between The Department of Homeland Security and The Department of Defense Regarding Cybersecurity (PDF, 5 pages - 2.5 MB)
“Reflecting President Obama’s strong commitment to building an administration-wide approach to combating threats to our cyber networks and infrastructure, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will align and enhance America’s capabilities to protect against threats to our critical civilian and military computer systems and networks." http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1286984200944.shtm
Department of Defense Homeland Security Joint Operating Concept
Date: February 2004
Author: Strategy Division, US Northern Command
Bibliographic Entry: Strategy Division. Department of Defense Homeland Security Joint Operating Concept. Peterson AFB, CO, USNORTHCOM, February 2004.
Electronic Link: http://www.dtic.mil/jointvision/drafthls_joc.doc
Key Words: DoD; Defense; Homeland Security; Joint Operating Concept; Capabilities; Detect; Deter; Prevent; Defeat
Summary of Key Issues, Points, Conclusions:
The central idea of this concept is to provide defense using integrated operational and tactical offensive and defensive measures to defeat external threats and aggression as far from the Homeland as possible. This will occur in three regions:
• Forward Regions – Forward Regions are foreign land areas, sovereign airspace, and sovereign waters outside the Homeland. DOD’s objective in these regions is to detect, deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the US before they can directly threaten the Homeland. This objective can be achieved independently, through preemptive attack (if actionable intelligence is available), or in conjunction with major combat operations, stability operations, and/or strategic deterrence.
• Approaches – The Approaches is a conceptual region extending from the limits of the Homeland to the boundaries of the Forward Regions that is based on intelligence – once intelligence has indicated a threat is en route to the Homeland, it is considered to be in the Approaches. DOD’s objective in this region is to detect, deter, prevent, and defeat transiting threats as far from the Homeland as possible. This objective is achieved through surveillance and reconnaissance, missile defense, air defense, land defense, and maritime interception.
• Homeland – The Homeland is a physical region that includes the 50 states, US territories and possessions in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, and the immediate surrounding sovereign waters and airspace. DOD’s objective in this region is to detect, deter, prevent, and defeat aggression and defend against external threats. This objective is achieved through air and space defense, land defense, maritime defense, and cyber defense. In addition, to achieve CS and EP objectives, DOD must also prepare for and be able to mitigate the effects of catastrophic emergencies and be prepared to support civilian agencies against internal threats or national emergencies if directed by the President.
Necessary Capabilities and Attributes
• Detect, prevent, (including through deterrence and preemptive attack) and defeat potential threats to the Homeland as they arise in the Forward Regions
• Detect, deter, prevent, and defeat ballistic missile threats/airborne threats/hostile space systems/maritime threats/land threats/physical and cyber threats to DOD assets
• Collaborate with federal agencies; conduct/facilitate vulnerability assessments; and encourage risk management strategies to protect against and mitigate the effects of attacks against the Defense Industrial Base
• Project power to defend the Homeland
• Prepare for and mitigate the effects of multiple simultaneous CBRNE events
• Conduct HLD and CS operations and EP planning activities while operating as LFA, providing support to a LFA, and during transitions of responsibility
• Conduct HLD and CS operations and EP planning activities when responsibilities overlap and in the absence of a formal designation of LFA
• Support a prompt and coordinated federal response for HLD and CS missions and EP planning activities; and facilitate and streamline rapid decision-making on supported-supporting relationships among agencies and actors
Name of Researcher: Josh Calcote
Institution: Integrative Center for Homeland Security