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EXCLUSIVE: Such Critical Infrastructures: FBI feeds Anonymous IRC channels to CIA, Pentagon intel, NSA, NORTHCOM in 2012 Intel memo

An FBI "IIR" intelligence report, dated April 12 2012 entitled "Identification of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Channels Used by Anonymous Members, as of 12 April 2012" surfaces a dicey realm between US military & intelligence and electronic activists. The full report is at scribd.com/doc/246922867/FBI-FOIA-IRC-Chat-Channels-used-by-Anonymous // (Mobile) /// UPDATE: Upvote this post on Reddit & Thanks to YAN for amplifying!

FBI FOIA IRC Chat Channels used by Anonymous by Smiley Hill

A tiny peek into a huge deal: the potential fracas between assorted would-be American military cyberwar commandoes and international (and domestic!) computer activists. This lower-level report (Unclassified//For Official Use Only) (U//FOUO) perhaps is more interesting for its "metadata" rather than thoroughly censored content. Below I also included some other domestic military operations documents below to draw a wider context than just this "cyberwar" stuff, as Ferguson has prompted Gov. Nixon in Missouri to activate the state militia, it's good to read up on what federal legal doctrine for "civil disturbances" is.

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Such recipients: In order, it says it is from "DIRECTOR FBI" to:

All FBI field offices

INFO AFOSI DET 331 Andrews AFB Maryland, Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations (also cited in this case http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/homeland_defense/intelligence/EFF_vs_DOD_Bates_997_1096.pdf )

CDR USSTRATCOM Offutt AFB Nebraska, Strategic Command commander

CDR USTRANSCOM Scott AFB Illinois, United States Transportation Command commander

CDR1STIO Ft Belvoir Virginia, First Information Operations Command commander - https://www.1stiocmd.army.mil/ (wat? "CDR1STIO" pops in a bunch of other FOIA'd IIRs as well if you googlize it)

CIA WASHINGTON DC - always down for a good time

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC - yes, this hot info wasn't stovepiped away from rivals

DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC - fetching banhammer

DEPT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC

DIA WASHINGTON DC - Defense Intelligence Agency which is huge and low profile - http://www.dia.mil/

DIRNAVCRIMINVSERV - Probably HEADQUARTERS. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE.

DNI WASHINGTON DC - Director of National Intelligence. (Clapper at the time)

HQ AFOSI Andrews AFB Maryland - Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Tip, if you have some message for them, use their unencrypted contact form to let them know about fraud or etc. What could possibly go wrong? > http://www.osi.af.mil/main/contactus.asp

HQ NORAD USNORTHCOM INTEL PETERSON AFB - US Northern Command located near Colorado Springs was created as Dept of Homeland Security's military counterpart for "Homeland Defense", an elastic concept extending Pentagon involvement with "critical infrastructure," namely the machinery of major corporations. They also revised "GARDEN PLOT" into CONPLAN 3502 Civil Disturbance Operations," relevant in a Ferguson type context under federal mobilization. (see 2010 story) They were also written into Superman's plot.

JOINT STAFF Washington DC - J2 - Director for Intelligence (J2) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (now this guy)

JWAC DAHLGREN Virginia - Joint Warfare Analysis Center a "premier science and engineering institution" under Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), which also hosts Cyber Command. see http://www.stratcom.mil/functional_components/

NGA HQ Bethesda Maryland. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, like DIA, is up to a lot of things off the radar. They have domestic satellite spying (GEO INT) responsibilities at National Special Security Events which require a special domestic military intel privacy waiver. http://www.stratcom.mil/functional_components/ . Big spenders.

NSA FT GEORGE G MEADE Maryland - National Security Agency at the oddly spelled out Ft Meade. I wonder how many land in this inbox - and how many times "George G" is stored in their databases.

US SECRET SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

USCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE Maryland - Cyber Command in ur router, sniffin ur packets

WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM WASHINGTON DC.

BT . … I am fairly sure this is a closing list tag like </UL>

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Serial IIR 4 213 4003 12, "WARNING (U): This is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence. It is being shared for informational purposes but has not been fully evaluated, integrated with other information, interpreted or analyzed. Receiving agencies are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI. Unless a conviction in a criminal proceeding occurs, a presumption of innocence exists for any person being reported on in this IIR." Declassification date appears 20370607, as this hot stuff needs to lay low for a couple more decades.

What is an IIR? It is pretty low level stuff for the FBI. For a bit of info see FBI Intelligence Information Report Handbook | Electronic Frontier Foundation. That document interestingly, at the very end includes a statutory info pipeline from Grand Jury operations to various feds. Patriot Act Section 203(a)(1)( C )(i)(V) certainly makes for an industrious star chamber circuit, but they don't want grand jury info going out in IIRs without asking the HQ attorney.

This document was obtained by Smiley Hill via FOIA. Please follow https://twitter.com/smilyus for more smileable FOIAs on a regular basis.

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The use of the military - and these contractors in the game now - to police corporate systems labeled as Critical Infrastructure is significant. After all, Missouri Gov Nixon just activated the state militia because of Ferguson.

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In the recent FBI writeup freeking out about Ferguson protesters, I took the "critical infrastructure" references to allude to authorizing military activity around corporate electronic assets that might get poked at by angry activists.

“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”

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Background on Executive Order 13636:

See NSA's cybersecurity program to protect critical infrastructure revealed - Military & Aerospace Electronics

Feb 2013: Executive Order -- Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity | The White House

CRS analysis on Executive Order: http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42984.pdf

Feb 2013: Pentagon will require security standards for critical infrastructure networks - Nextgov.com

This is actually a word? Cyberinfrastructure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nov 2012: Cyber Order Puts DHS In Charge Of Oversight, Sets Deadlines « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

USA TODAY: Feb 2013: Cybersecurity executive order fosters information sharing for greater good

As for the legal ramifications of domestic military operations and targeting electronic activists with tools like STRATCOM / CYBERCOM retain for battling Al Qaeda servers or whatever, most people say "But, Posse Comitatus!" In reality a vast area of domestic military operations has been expanded and operated by JAGs. See : www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/operational-law-handbook_2012.pdf

This Domestic Operational Law Cyber Realm has a Handbook, People!

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The domestic version of this JAG manual is extremely recommended reading for everyone. See Domestic Operational Law Handbook for Judge Advocates 2011 | Public Intelligence.

Also the newer 248 page Domestic Operational Law Handbook for Judge Advocates 2013 | Public Intelligence is available. You will definitely know moar about WTF is up with weird meshes of civilian/military authority in the US by skimming over this.

PI highlighted a bunch of good 2011 stuff, since we are talking Ferguson anyway, it's worth noting again:

G. The Department of Defense Civil Disturbance Plans

Formerly, DoD’s Civil Disturbance Operations (CDO) plan was known as “GARDEN PLOT.” Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and USNORTHCOM however, DoD has delegated to geographic combatant commanders responsibility for developing CDO Contingency Plans (CONPLANs). These geographic commanders’ CONPLANs provide guidance and direction for planning, coordinating, and executing military operations during domestic civil disturbances.

1. Civil Disturbance Operations Mission

Broadly stated, the CDO mission assists civil authorities in restoring law and order in the United States and its territories.58 This mission statement, while not duplicating the language in the Insurrection Act allowing for the use of federal forces to “suppress” insurrection, provides wide latitude to the President to use federal forces to assist civil law enforcement in “restoring” law and order.

The restoration of law and order must be distinguished from the preservation of law and order. CDO mission statements do not allow the joint civil disturbance task force commander to undertake preservation missions. It is generally agreed that missions to restore law and order include dispersing unauthorized assemblages, patrolling disturbed areas, maintaining essential transportation and communications systems, setting up roadblocks, and cordoning off areas. Care should be taken before a military commander accepts missions that are routine maintenance of civil order.

2. Combatant Commanders’ CONPLANs

The CONPLANs provide the basis for all preparation, deployment, employment, and redeployment of Department of Defense component forces, including National Guard forces called to active federal service, for use in domestic civil disturbance operations, in support of civil authorities as directed by the President. The concept of a civil disturbance operation is multi-phased: Phase 0, Shape; Phase I, Anticipate; Phase II, Respond (deployment can occur in either Phase I or Phase II); Phase III, Operate; Phase IV, Stabilize; and Phase V, Transition (redeployment). Prior to deployment, military forces maintain five preparedness postures, called Civil Disturbance Conditions (CIDCONS) in order to alert and react to potential civil disturbance operations. Changes in the CIDCON level are directed by the JDOMS.

3. The Standing Rules for the Use of Force for U.S. Forces

Civil disturbance operations are conducted in accordance with Appendix L of the Standing Rules of Engagement/Standing Rules for the Use of Force for U.S. Forces (SRUF). Guidance on how and when forces can use force in a CDO mission are detailed in that annex. Although the CJCSI is classified, Annex L is not and can be shared with our mission partners.

a. Custody and Detention

All apprehensions should be made by the civil police force unless they are not available or require assistance. Military forces have the authority to detain rioters, looters, or other civilians committing criminal offenses. Civilians taken into custody should be transferred to civilian law enforcement authorities as soon as possible.

All members of the force must remember that state and federal criminal law and procedure govern apprehension. Apprehension is justified only on the basis of probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and that the person to be apprehended committed the offense. Soldiers should not question detainees beyond basic pedigree such as name and address. If formal questioning of an offender is necessary, civilian police should conduct the interview. If civilian police are not available, CID agents or military police may conduct interviews only if the interview is essential to the civil disturbance mission. Actions taken by Soldiers that do not conform to criminal law constitutional standards could jeopardize future prosecution and subject Soldiers and their Commanders to criminal and/or civil liability.

b. Search and Seizure

CDO CONPLANs anticipate that military forces will generally not be involved in searches unless there is “an immediate danger of violence, destruction of evidence, or escape of violent persons unless the search is conducted without delay.” In all other cases, local authorities should conduct searches. When required to perform searches, federal armed forces may conduct warrantless searches under the same constitutional parameters imposed upon law enforcement officials. Joint Civil Disturbance Task Force forces conducting a warrantless search will fully document the reasons for the search as soon as is reasonably convenient.69 Generally these searches are limited to the following incidents.

(1) Stop and Frisk

If there is a reasonable suspicion based upon articulable facts that a person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime, that person may be temporarily stopped and questioned about his activities. The stop must be limited in duration to that which is reasonably necessary to investigate the suspicion. If there is a reasonable suspicion based on articulable facts that a person is armed or is carrying instruments of violence and that the individual presents an immediate risk of harm, members of the armed force may conduct a “frisk” (an external “patdown” of the clothing) for weapons. Any weapons found during a frisk may be removed from the individual and seized.

(2) Search Incident to Lawful Apprehension

A person lawfully detained may be searched for weapons or destructible evidence. A search for weapons or destructible evidence may also be conducted in the area where the detained person could reach with a sudden movement to obtain a weapon or destroy evidence.

(3) Exigent circumstances

Military forces assisting law enforcement may make a search without a warrant when they have reason to believe (probable cause) that weapons, objects related to criminal activity, or persons believed to have committed an offense, are in the place to be searched; and they have reason to believe that the delay necessary to obtain a search warrant would result in removal of the weapons or destruction of the objects related to criminal activity. For example, Joint Civil Disturbance Task Force forces may stop and search an automobile without a warrant when there is reason to believe that the automobile contains weapons or instruments of violence and/or contains an individual reasonably believed to have committed violence.

(4) Emergency

Military forces in a civil disturbance operation may make an immediate entry into a building when there is reason to believe that entry is necessary to prevent injury to persons, serious damage to property, loss of evidence, to protect public safety, or to render aid to someone who is in danger.

(5) Hot pursuit

Military forces pursuing a person who they have reason to believe has just committed a serious crime, may enter a vehicle or building believed to be entered by the suspect and search the building or vehicle for the person or any weapons that might be used to further his escape.

(6) Plain View

During the course of otherwise lawful activity, military forces may seize any unlawful weapons or objects related to criminal activity which they observe in plain view. When conducting warrantless searches that require a probable cause determination, military forces can obtain advice from a judge advocate; however, the probable cause determination must be made personally by the individual desiring to conduct the search.

If a search warrant is required, local civil authorities should obtain judicially issued search warrants. If local civilian authorities are not available, judge advocates need to be prepared to provide advice on probable cause to military authorities before they approach a local judge or magistrate for a search warrant.

When feasible, all searches conducted by military personnel will be conducted by two personnel with the actual search performed by someone of the same sex.76 A hand receipt or some similar document should be prepared when items of personal property are seized from an individual.

c. Confinement Facilities

The Joint Civil Disturbance Task Force should not operate a detention facility. Any person apprehended should be turned over to the police for detention. Military correctional facilities cannot be used to detain civilians. If available civilian detention facilities cannot accommodate the number of detained persons who are awaiting arraignment, the Joint Civil Disturbance Task Force commander must seek the approval of the SCRAG and Combatant Commander to set up a temporary detention facility.

Should the Task Force be required to operate a detention facility, the detention facility standards and operations should conform, to the maximum extent possible, to current DoD confinement facility operations and will be under the professional supervision and control of Military Police personnel. The establishment and operation of military detention facilities is a temporary expedient and is authorized only until such time as the custody of detained persons can be transferred to civil authorities.

d. Riot Control Agents

Normally, for CDO the deployment and use of riot control agents is allowed as a matter of U.S. policy. However, initial approval authority for its deployment and use may be retained at a level higher than the Joint Civil Disturbance Task Force Commander and may require a specific request.

This is not the same as a state-level activation, but it is the doctrine that is crafted at the federal level these days so I think it's pretty relevant to Ferguson.

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The federal government hasn't taken kindly to people that expose these types of relationships. Barrett Brown's sentencing just got delayed again - but at least the Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail is awesome. For more info FreeBarrettBrown.org.

Pentagon domestic operations switches from "pull" to "push" on 24-48hr timelines: "Defense Support of Civil Authorites" expands

This is an incredibly short period of time, he said, and it forces a change in the relationship between DOD and other agencies. The old paradigm was to have civil partners “pull assistance” from DOD, while now DOD will actually push assistance where it is needed.

Defense.gov News Article: Official Explains New Homeland Defense/Civil Support Strategy

There is also a video here: http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/Video.aspx?videoid=285596

Mirrored: Domestic Pentagon ops expands Defense Support of Civil Authorities vs domestic extremists - YouTube

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Also please follow PublicIntelligence.net and Cryptome.org for more handy docs. PI in particular has been pretty well on top of this.////

Mission drift into the US continues as the Pentagon contemplates dealing with "domestic extremists" under the rubric of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) - one aspect of which is the US Northern Command's "USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3501".

CONPLAN 3501, This generic emergency plan is relatively easy to obtain (most of the text), but it is the "friendly" hand of the DOD compared to the more mysterious and riot-control-oriented "USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3502" entitled "Civil Disturbance Operations" (CDO). This surfaced in researching the role of Northcom at the 2008 Republican National Convention, which was a very 3502 CDO style operation with National Guard controlling space on Kellogg Blvd. CONPLAN 3502 is the post-2002 version of GARDEN PLOT, the 1960s-1990s template plan for domestic military deployments, like for example in the LA Riots.

This extends the story from late 2010: Secret 'Trigger' & blueprint for emergency domestic military crackdown plan revealed | HongPong.com and reconfirms various aspects.

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Here is the new front-piece document. Also bonus weird stuff about the ever popular integration of North America.

An interesting Snippet:

Loosely-networked or individually motivated violent extremists will continue to exhort followers and encourage violent extremism in the homeland.

o HVEs will operate alone or organize in small groups and will be largely autonomous in their operations; they will have access to web-based resources to assist them in their operational planning.

o Military members and facilities will remain prominent targets of terrorists, and particularly by HVEs.

ł DoD will be called upon to provide significant resources and capabilities during a catastrophic event in the homeland.

o The National Response Framework will remain the primary instrument for applying Federal capabilities during disaster response.

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Rapid and actionable intelligence on terrorist threats

DoD will maintain and enhance the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism (JITF-CT) as its key node for sharing intelligence with interagency partners on terrorist threats. DoD will improve and refine intelligence and information-sharing relationships that have developed since 9/11 and as a result of the Fort Hood shootings.

DoD maintains a robust array of foreign intelligence capabilities, and sharing relevant counterterrorism-related information with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other key parties is vital to the prevention of potential terrorist threats to the homeland. JITF-CT will remain the focal point for DoD’s outreach and sharing of intelligence and information with the FBI, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Additionally, DoD will expand its participation within the various FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs),9 as well as other similar entities to maximize “top-down” and “bottom-up” sharing of key pieces of intelligence and information, consistent with applicable law and policy.

And of course, Unity of Effort and the ever popular Council of Governors:

Promote Federal-State Unity of Effort

Unity of effort between the Federal Government and States must be one of DoD’s guiding principles in the homeland, since unifying DoD’s efforts with those of its external partners improves collaboration and shortens response times for meeting life-saving needs during emergencies. Unity of effort also means greater national preparedness at less overall cost, while preserving both Federal and State constitutional requirements and responsibilities. DoD and its Federal partners must continue to strengthen unity of effort with States to define common goals regarding capabilities, structures, and processes for responses to disaster and emergencies in the homeland. The Council of Governors – established by Executive Order in 2010 – will be an essential forum for enhanced, senior-level dialogue among Federal and State civilian and military officials for this purpose.

[.....] DoD will regard dual-status commanders as the usual and customary command and control arrangement in cases where Federal military and State National Guard forces are employed simultaneously in support of civil authorities within the United States.

DoD will continue to refine processes for dual-status commanders and their associated command structures. By leveraging the use of such commanders, DoD will improve Federal-State communication, economy of force, and force employment for planned events and no-notice or imminent incidents. Historic examples of the employment of dual status commanders include national special security events such as the Democratic and Republican national conventions and responses to disasters like Hurricane Sandy and wildfires in the western United States...

Vague talk of militarized domestic databases always good:

Since Federal and State military components have varying requirements for relevant information and level of detail, development of a COP solution need not specify systems, hardware, or software. Instead, it must be based on common data from authoritative military or civilian databases that flow to various systems in a common format.....

The DCE/DCO structure is reconfirmed to be key to domestic military operations:

DoD will use the planning capacity of Defense Coordinating Elements (DCEs) to expand planning cooperation at the regional level so that Departmental capabilities are considered in FEMA-led regional planning efforts. DoD will also build an integrated organizational architecture for its liaison and coordinating officers at various headquarters.

The ten FEMA regional offices are key nodes for integrating Federal plans with State and local plans, and DCEs within these regional offices are essential for operational and tactical unity of effort in an adaptive environment. This regional planning relationship bridges the gap between State-level planning conducted at a National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ)-State and DoD and DHS national-level planning. The JFHQs in each of the 54 States and Territoriesprovide vital ties to State emergency officials and the National Guard Bureau. This enduring synergy positions the JFHQ as the key State-level organization for integrating the emergency plans of local DoD installations with State plans and FEMA regional plans.

DoD will deepen and facilitate rigorous Federal, regional, and State-level planning, training, and exercises through coordination and liaison arrangements that support civil authorities at all levels. These arrangements include DoD liaison officers at DHS and FEMA, Defense Coordinating Officers (DCOs), and Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers from each Service.....

FULL DOCUMENT: Pentagon domestic ops Homeland Defense Strategy 2.2013

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Defense.gov News Article: Official Explains New Homeland Defense/Civil Support Strategy

By Jim Garamone - American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 – The Defense Department incorporated hard lessons learned when it codified its new homeland defense and civil support strategy, said Todd M. Rosenblum, DOD’s top homeland defense official.

In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Rosenblum, the acting assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs, said the new strategy is a recognition that the operating environment has changed.

“We face new threats, we have new vulnerabilities, we have new dependencies, most importantly we have a new way to do business,” Rosenblum said during a Pentagon interview. “We have to capture that and make sure the department is prepared and directed toward being more effective and efficient as we can be.”

The Defense Department is charged with defending the homeland from attack. U.S. Northern Command is further charged with working with state and local entities and other federal agencies to provide support in times of natural or man-made disasters. In the first instance, DOD has the lead. In the second, another federal agency -- such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- has the lead.

The strategy, released in February, looks at the lessons learned from past experiences -- from Hurricane Katrina through Hurricane Sandy.

They also looked at changes including the growth of communications networks, dependence on private-sector capabilities and “the rising expectations from the president and from the secretary, and certainly from the American people, that we will be prepared to provide support to civil authorities within a 24- to 48-hour window,” Rosenblum said.

This is an incredibly short period of time, he said, and it forces a change in the relationship between DOD and other agencies. The old paradigm was to have civil partners “pull assistance” from DOD, while now DOD will actually push assistance where it is needed.

“So we are postured to provide assistance as fast and rapidly as possible,” Rosenblum said.

The vast difference between the response to Katrina in 2005 and to Sandy in 2012 shows the effectiveness of the new strategy, he said.

“We were more efficient, timely and effective in our support to Hurricane Sandy,” Rosenblum said. “This is because we did integrated planning within DOD, with our federal partners, and with our state partners. We recognized the need to not wait to be called upon, but to pre-position our support capabilities knowing there’s going to be audibles and ad hoc requests.”

Planning is at the heart of the strategy, he said. Integrated planning -- with state and local officials, with other federal agencies and with non-governmental entities -- has increased visibility and prominence. The National Guard -- an organization that bridges state and federal efforts -- continues to play a crucial role. But, Rosenblum noted, the strategy recognizes that response to disasters requires an all-of-government approach.

Cyberattacks, he said, also could produce the type of man-made disaster that would require DOD assistance. The homeland defense mission codifies requirements to provide cyberdefense, he added.

“The threats to networks and critical infrastructure increase when we are engaged in operations overseas,” he said. “The physical effects of cyberattacks can impact our military operation capabilities and response capabilities.”

The fiscal environment impacts this -- and all other -- strategies.

“The sequester is real and effecting DOD through readiness, training,” Rosenblum said. “It is difficult for the department to plan and budget intelligently, when we don’t have budget certainty.”

Officials devised the strategy when the department had already committed to $487 billion in reductions over 10 years.

“Sequester has changed the calculus tremendously,” Rosenblum said. “But this strategy is not about buying new capabilities: It’s about our planning, our processes and our integration.”

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Defense.gov News Release: DOD Releases Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support for Civil Authorities

U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

News Release

On the Web:

http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=15878

Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132 Public contact:

http://www.defense.gov/landing/comment.aspx

or +1 (703) 571-3343

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 172-13

March 22, 2013

DOD Releases Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support for Civil Authorities

The Department of Defense announced today the release of the Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. This policyestablishes DoD’s priorities in the areas of homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities through 2020, consistent with the president’s National Security Strategy and the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance. It links with other DoD and national strategic documents related to missile defense, space, cyberspace, counterterrorism, and the Western Hemisphere. The strategy identifies two priority missions for the department in the homeland: defend U.S. territory from direct attack by state and non-state actors; and provide assistance to domestic civil authorities in the event of natural or manmade disasters, potentially in response to a very significant or catastrophic event.

The strategy emphasizes cost-effective policy mechanisms and innovative approaches to defend the homeland against direct attacks and to provide timely responses to routine and catastrophic events on U.S. territory. It stresses the continuation of DoD capabilities to defend against conventional and emerging threats in the air and maritime domains, while expanding cooperation with federal, state, and local partners to defeat asymmetric threats – including, for example, homegrown violent extremists who may seek to use improvised explosive devices. Additionally, it addresses DoD preparations for responding to man-made and natural disasters.

“The Department of Defense’s contributions to the defense of our nation have evolved over the past decade and account for new threats and challenges. Lessons learned from events like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and collaboration with our interagency partners and State Governors have framed our current approach to DoD civil support activities,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs Todd Rosenblum. “This strategy emphasizes strengthening our partnerships with federal agencies like the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, with state and local governments, with the private sector, and with our Canadian and Mexican neighbors – not only for more comprehensive approaches to complex security challenges in the homeland, but also to create efficiencies through collaboration and joint action,”

For further information about this strategy, please access http://www.defense.gov/news/Homelanddefensestrategy.pdf

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Never heard of this guy, he is the one doing the news release above. Career includes being Evan Bayh's national security staff & CIA Near East 1988-1993hires_061611094311_Rosenblum_Todd.JPG

Defense.gov Biography: Todd M. Rosenblum

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs [Acting?]

Todd M. Rosenblum is the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs. In this position, he advises the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on the homeland defense activities of the Department and regional security matters for the countries of the Western Hemisphere. He is also responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to defense support to civil and law enforcement authorities in the homeland. Mr. Rosenblum has nearly 25 years of political, policy, and legislative experience in national security affairs.

Prior to his appointment at the Department of Defense in May 2011, Mr. Rosenblum was the Deputy Under Secretary of Intelligence for Plans, Policy, and Performance Management, Department of Homeland Security, from February 2009 to May 2011. He directed strategic and policy planning for the Department’s intelligence program, oversaw budget development and resource allocation priorities for the synchronization of intelligence programs and priorities, provided stewardship and direction for the Information Sharing Enterprise, and ensured that the intelligence program was aligned with national, departmental, and intelligence strategy and requirements.

Mr. Rosenblum was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Intelligence Committee from March 2005 to November 2008, leading Committee oversight of Department of Defense human intelligence collection programs and Intelligence Community-wide intelligence collection programs and operations in the Middle East. Concurrently and prior to joining the Committee, he served as the Military Legislative Assistant and National Security Advisor to Senator Evan Bayh from January 2001 to November 2008, where he acted as senior counsel and represented the Senator on defense issues and foreign policy, national security legislative actions, and public affairs. He was a member of the Senior Personnel Staff, National Security Cluster, on the Obama Presidential Transition Team from November 2008 to February 2009.   

Mr. Rosenblum held several management and advisory positions at the Department of State and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from August 1994 to January 2001. From April 1999 to January 2001, he was the Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation where he provided executive management and policy liaison on the full range of nonproliferation issues. He was the Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor for Northeast Asia at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from August 1994 to April 1999, where he represented the Agency in numerous nonproliferation negotiations and regional security dialogues.

From January 1993 to August 1994, he was the Deputy Political-Military Advisor for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Mr. Rosenblum chaired an interagency export control working group, providing departmental recommendations on proposed arms sales to the region, and was responsible for ensuring consistency between national policy and regional security assistance activities. He was an Intelligence Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Directorate of Intelligence, from September 1988 to January 1993.

Mr. Rosenblum has received numerous individual and group awards from the Department of State, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency. He received his Masters in International Affairs in 1988 from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Arts in 1986 from Columbian College, The George Washington University.

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Anyway that should give everyone a little more to work with, given the heightened domestic military operations surrounding the Boston aftermath, it is important to get a sense of where the Pentagon sees itself going in these reactions and ongoing operations -- what happens next is another question.

A great move would be publishing the entire text of USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3502 Civil Disturbance Operations on the Internets immediately!

Occupy gets rolling in Sandy disaster relief; Far Rockaway & Staten Island in a messy situation; #hurricanehackers Sandy Crisis Camps this weekend

Via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC 4 hrs ago: https://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc?fref=ts

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>>> #NOT ANOTHER KATRINA <<<
Contrary to what might be inferred by a media and government blackout - Rockaway IS. NOT. RECOVERING.

We can't stress this enough. It looks like parts of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Residents are being told they will receive NO assistance, no food, no medicine, NOTHING if they remain in Rockaway

As of a few hours ago Occupy Sandy Relief has a community hub up and running at Beach 113th Street and Rockaway Blvd. We are distributing lights, clothing, blankets and warm food.
DO NOT ARRIVE AT NIGHT! We will be open and ready for more volunteers and supplies tomorrow morning.
- More photos, need lists and stories to come

The whole situation in the east coast is really rough right now. I'm going to post copies of these pads right now in the hopes of circulating some material. This should prove once and for all that "preppers" have an important role to play in avoiding total disaster -- but of course in these circumstances it takes all of us working together. Where the various levels of government are totally messed up, people are making things happen in a horizontal way, covering emergency basic needs and anchoring anxious communities.

Hope it helps, there are a lot of places to plug in & postal addresses accepting supplies if nothing else....

People looking for something to do might want to check out #HurricaneHackers. Sandy CrisisCamp | CrisisCommons. Also Ushahidi is being used for crowd mapping services . Recovers.org is also being used - subdomains for locales. Tune in @globalrevlive as well for updates. At this time, a hub for distribution of aid in Rockaway has already been set up. Staten Island is definitely out of gas and things are hard to find out there but hopefully more will be known Thursday.

The main hubs going on right now: OccupySandy hub: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/, also email: OccupySandy@interoccupy.net or occupysandy@gmail.com - includes drop off locations for donation items . Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc- users are posting some crazy stuff on here.

//// Obligatory Bonus Paranoia Notes: I'm not feeling the FreakOut Vibe right now -- let's relax and get things done, ok?! -- but some things on the margins ought to be noted anyway. if the US military becomes more activated under semi-federalized powers, expect NORTHCOM CONPLAN 3501 generally, and CONPLAN 3502 to be activated - see my Nov 2010 story for more. At this time seems unlikely - but the double-bonus Word From the Weird Cats is that HAARP-type energy distortions are indicated charging for California quakes (FB) & there are a bunch farther up the Pacific fault in Canada going lately. I don't have a strong opinion about Tactical Weather Modification being the explanation for this kind of thing routinely, however also no one really wants to mention all the weather control tech that is routinely used, and not logged. Who can work out the insurance consequences of, say artificial snowfall in Colorado & downwind drought effects? Let alone the interesting troposphere electromagnetic tech systems - the HAARP patents! .... Once things settle down, we need to really demand inventory and activity logs of all this fancy stuff - reasonable enough?? /////

Here's a copy of the InterOccupy page right now: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

@OccupySandy
Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org and interoccupy.net. The task of rebuilding communities is a marathon and not a sprint. We thank you for your donations and your support. The hubs we have set up so far are listed below and photos and volunteer updates are available on our facebook: www.facebook.com/occupysandyreliefnyc. To contact us with information that should be included on this hub, please email OccupySandy@interoccupy.net

To get regular updates by text message please text "occupysandy" to 23559.

Enter your email in the form on the left to receive news and updates about how you can help!

Financial Donations can be made to:
https://www.wepay.com/donations/occupy-sandy-cleanup-volunteers


Volunteer to Help Out the Relief Effort:
http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/volunteer/


To locate an Emergency Shelter:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html


For anyone who needs assistance with food:

Citymeals www.citymeals.org is delivering shelf-stable meals to seniors. If you come across any senior housing, please contact Citymeals and make them aware. Email Rachel@citymeals.org.

Emergency food stamps: Call 718-557-1339. Many people may qualify for the Disaster-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

To donate goods, here is a list of needs and where you can drop them off:

GENERAL NEEDS - ALL LOCATIONS NEED THESE ITEMS

blankets
candles
flashlights
batteries
water
food
socks
towels
printer paper
baby items: diapers etc.
pet food

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS


Astoria
36-10 Crescent St. 2nd floor.
Contact Pam: 718-208-7205

Chinatown (open Nov 1, 10am-5pm)
CAAAV
46 Hester St Frnt A
(212) 473-6485
justice@caaav.org - email provided, but best to just show up to help or bring supplies!

Specific Requests in Chinatown:
Water bottles
C, D, AA, AAA batteries (and one 9 volt battery)
Food (hot at lunch, non-perishable/bread/cookies)
Some bottles of Ensure (Glucerna shake) for the elderly, vitamins for the elderly
Generator (for shelter at 350 Grand St, Seward Park High School)


Rockaway and Far Rockaway
Location 1:
Firehouse on 59th street
across from the train station.
contact person: Jean Dupont 9179755623

Location 2:
Veggie Island
96th Street and Rockaway Blvd.

Location 3:
Store Front Community Center
B113 and Rockaway Beach Blvd

Specific Requests in Rockaway and Far Rockaway (starred ones are most urgent):
* Propane grille or camping style oven
* Plates, cups, forks, bowls, spoons, etc
* blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, anything to keep folks warm
* cleaning supplies - buckets, squeegies, mops, bleach
* masks, gloves for cleaning
* socks
* water
* tarps
* garbage bags
boots
electric stove
gas stove
satellite phones
big paper, tape, markers
pens, paper, notepads
generators
pumps
camping tables
gasoline
gasoline containers
percolator
fire extinguishers
walkie talkies
i9 tablets
projector/illuminator


Fort Green/Clinton Hill
45 Waverly Avenue
just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill
(Hours for Nov 1: 10am-6pm)

Park Slope
Park Slope Armory
361 15th St, Brooklyn

Sunset Park
St. Jacobi Church
5406 4th Ave
Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

Specific Requests in Sunset Park:
steamtable foil pans full or half size w lids
blankets
cleaning supplies
tin foil
saran wrap


Williamsburg (starting Nov 1, 10am)
Residence
306 Leonard St, apt J1 (btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan)
Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153

Bedstuy
Residence
136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 11216

East Billyburg (Beginning Thursday Nov 1 at 12 noon)
House of Yes
342 Maujer st
Contact: Kae Burke (525)217-7209

Harlem
Location 1:
Residence
47 saint nicholas avenue #4d
btw 112 and 113

Location 2:
Residence
938 st Nicholas ave # 25 at corner of 157th and st Nicholas ave.

Lower East Side
The Bowery Mission
45-51 Ave D
212-777-3424
contact: Claude Nelson or any "operations manager" on duty. they're open 24/7 and in need of prepared foods, a generator and anything else you can offer.

Specific Requests at Lower East Side:
Generator
Prepared Foods


RECOVERS.ORG PAGES


Occupy Wall Street & 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org - a people-powered disaster relief platform - to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC. At Recovers.org we are launching support pages where people can GIVE help or post a NEED. Here is more information about this coalition.

We have started with the following Recovery pages, and more will be coming soon:

https://lowereastside.recovers.org/ - (646) 580-7473
https://astoria.recovers.org/ - (347) 669-4394
https://redhook.recovers.org - (347) 464-9269
https://statenisland.recovers.org/ - (347) 934-9927 - statenislandrecovers@gmail.com - @SIrecovers

TWITTER HASHTAGS


The following hashtags are being used for tweets related to Sandy:
#sandy
#hurricanesandy
#sandyrecovery
#sandyaid
#sandyvolunteer

| occupysandy@interoccupy.net



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#HurricaneHackers
  • Coordination
  • Twitter: @hurricanehackrs
  • email list: hurricanehackers@mit.edu
  • Hashtag: #hurricaneHackers
  • Key Links:

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This is the main Occupy volunteer pad: SandyVolunteer | Etherpad Lite

Welcome to OCCUPY SANDY's Volunteer Network:
  1. POST AN OFFER or NEED to your fellow occupier directly through this document (cross off as needs are met!) or
  1. VOLUNTEER through the many resources provided below
Read Me:
  • Logistics!
  • Welcome! :-) Sign in + choose a name & color in the top right-hand corner, and Chat in the bottom right-hand corner.   
  • Post your OFFER or your NEED of help below, along with location atnd a way for people to contact you! Cross off needs as they are met!
  • Warnings!
  • Don't retweet requests for donations to Occupy Sandy--that is just some dude' s attempt to make money off this.
  • Emergency #s!
  • 911: for emergencies only! / 311 or text to 311692 for non-emergencies; FDNY will be able to charge life essential equiptment every 6 hrs if your area is accessible

OFFERS "I can help with..." (don't forget contact info!)
  • MANHATTAN
  • OFFER @Neiki2u: Upper West Side
  • @joallen17 EMT Certified, available to assist. Located on UpperWestSideNYC.
  • Here in East Harlem (122nd and Lex) but can help. 785.423-5280. Email: debra.whoopdeedoo@gmail.com
  • I am @jhazard I am on Upper Westside of Manhattan. I am a journalist and Web product manager. I can't code, but I want to help any projects trying to coordinate communications and information.
  • @ericaswallow here. On 96th and 2nd. I am a journalist and director of community @contently. Can't code, but able bodied and can help with coordinating communications. @jhazard above is my coworker. :)
  • I am @iamceci located in spanish harlem E 104 & 2nd Ave. Fluent in spanish, able bodied. 508-685-6923; cecilia.d.pineda@gmail.com. #sandyvolunteer let me know how i can help!
  • I am @Ayo_ARo on the Upper West Side. Able bodied, proficient in Spanish, great with people esp. kids, K-12 tutor (all subjects), resume writing and editing. Can walk to wherever I'm needed.
  • I am @shmuta- on the Upper East Side with many young people. Lots of hands! Trying to find a way to help. Have signed up but havent heard anything from anyone!
  • I am @A. I am located in Midtown but can come downtown if you require help in canvassing needs/delivering food and water.
  • BROOKLYN
  • In Central Brooklyn and can help anywhere I can walk to from Eastern Parkway and Franklin. Hit me on Twitter: @mickeysteiner
  • I'm in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights and can help anywhere I can walk to from Nostrand Ave and Prospect Place. Can carry up to 40 lbs, available Wednesday and Thursday. Find me on Twitter: @syntactics
  • I'm in Williamsburg Brooklyn, ready to help however possible! Can carry loads up to 50 lbs, available all day and night Tuesday, Halloween night, and Saturday. Gracegclarke@gmail.com, (314)757-0602
  • Also in Williamsburg. Can help. @scottmbarrett
  • I'm in Crown Heights, Brooklam I am fluent in English and Spanish and am ready to help angiewoody@gmail.com
  • I'm in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, ready to volunteer! I have a car, I'm fluent in English and Spanish, and can help however I'm needed! emmayorra@gmail.com 802 522 8215
  • I am @alexfiorillo and am in Downtown Brooklyn/Gowanus/Park Slope. Can help with whatever and am ready to volunteer!
  • I am @ngawesome in Brooklyn and will find a way to get anywhere, please email nglisko1@aol.com if you are looking for volunteers!
  • I am in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, I am able bodied, and willing to go anywhere, i speak conversational spanish and I've had a lot of experience working with children, please email katiajohnstone@gmail.com
  • I am @itsmefi and in Prospect Heights. Can help however possible and ready.
  • I am @osin located in Bushwick, BK. Willing to go anywhere and help with anything necessary.
  • I am @highlyfe87 located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn can volunteer in Downtown BK, Gowanus, Park slope, Red hook. Can help pretty much anywhere within 2-3 miles. email bkcachaco07@gmail.com
  • In Flatbush, can walk up to 4 miles to help. @kmgrimm or kmgrimm@gmail.com.
  • In downtown Brooklyn, ready and willing to help. I speak English & Russian, call me at (347)-834-6805.
  • I've got a car, bunch of carpentry tools/skills, bike mantainence skills, willing to make/transport food, manual labor, build stuff, tear stuff down, dig stuff out. My wife is registered nurse. live in Clinton Hill BK (patrickfbrosnan@gmail.com)
  • I'm @alyanumbers and am in Crown Heights. I have a bike and can deliver small-ish packages around Brooklyn (or even up to Manhattan). I speak French and Arabic (and some Spanish).
  • @precursor and I have a car, HAM radio equipment (and license of course) and a basic set of tools. Skills involve communications and construction.
  • QUEENS
  • @chuuuckDEE here, based in Jamaica, Qns. able-bodied and down to assist w/ the effort..
  • I'm available to lend a hand in Astoria Queens near Astoria Blvd stop. @helenamusic send me a DM
  • I can also lend a hand in Astoria Queens. pointslou@gmail.com
  • I'm available to help in the East Elmhurst/Astoria area. Ready, willing and able to work at whatever. DM me at @AgentArmando pls with details
  • Hi, Jake here in Woodside, Queens. I'm a carpenter / handyman with tools - ready to offer my labor or just help out in general. Contact me on Twitter: @jm4277k
  • Hi, I'm @misaqui, living in Sunnyside-11104. Count on me to help in the Area.
  • I live in Flushing, have minimal hours and no car, but am nevertheless eager to help. Skills in childcare, senior aid, animal care, and writing @chicathlete424, scfrager@gmail.com
  • Also able-bodied, looking to help. Astoria Ditmars, no car, but if transportation can be arranged, will travel. hairlessOrphan@gmail.com
  • BRONX
  • Need ride to shelter in Bronx? send DM to me @corinne565
  • I have a bag of clothes for woman size L and Men XXL - pants, shirts, shoes....willing to travel to the city tomorrow or rent a zipcar to drive to other affected areas. Can also lift 50+ lbs, donate canned goods, organize and assist. Email Jrrose29@aol.com
  • STATEN ISLAND
  • NJ
  • In Northern NJ and can also be available to travel to shore points above GSP exit 100. Good with elderly and children, shelters, food distro., etc. @joanschulhafer
  • LONG ISLAND
  • Able bodied man in Lindenhurst willing to help in person with efforts on LI. s end me a direct message @greenguy808
  • CONNECTICUT
  • @girmann in Hartford county - willing to help.
  • TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE AVAILABE TO VOLUNTEER-ASSIST IN NEW HAVEN CT and surrounding areas WWW.BALDWINLINGUAS.COM 203-759-8352 << thx!
  • UPSTATE NY
  • If you need help in Albany, NY I'm here! @lego606
  • I am @RixeyBrowning located in the Poughkeepsie area, I am an EMT-B and can speak Spanish, my partner is a street medic. Heading down to NYC today to see what we can do.
  • MISC
  • Anything else I can do from here let me know! @maddiesully
  • Will be stateside in 12 days approx. Hard hit areas with little relief I'll come to with clean water, blankets, canned food. Let me know areas needing assistance @davidlasher or davidlasher.us/contact

NEEDS "I need help with..." (don't forget contact info!)
  • MANHATTAN
  • @CheshireAndrea We need someone in lower Manhattan to take a home bound paraplegic some distilled water & 2 car batteries.
  • BROOKLYN
  • Park slope food coop has 3 boxes of apples to go to red hook initiative. traffic is terrible - anyone with a bike that could carry a box there? @jhollar
  • QUEENS
  • The Rockaways need hot food, water, warmth - no other agencies like Red Cross, etc are there!  
  • BRONX
  • STATEN ISLAND
  • 911 is swamped, want people to know that Grant City in Staten Island is completely flooded. I am trapped at 220 Adams Ave on the 2nd floor with about 10 people including elderly and children. The first floor is flooded and all cars are underwater. We are calm, but boats and any kind of help would be good. Power is also out. URENT, POSTING FOR A FRIEND, CAN ANYONE HELP THESE PEOPLE PLEASE << can you give some contact info so I can help? -@justinwedes << this looks tto be same NEED as  https://twitter.com/jopoduimom/status/263120618294226944, going to investigate now <<HAS THIS NEED BEEN MET? Please confirm
  • Urgent per residents interviewed on CNN: emergency shelters are running out of food; dead body count at 14 so far but expected to be higher as many, many homes are collapsed and have not been explored yet.
MISC
  • Manhattan Beach needs hot food, water, warmth - no other agencies like Red Cross, etc are there!  

Other Volunteer Opportunities:
  • NATIONAL
  • NEW YORK CITY (General)
  • Shelter volunteers, volunteer 4 hours of your time: Jahmila Joseph, of Public Advocate's officer, seeking volunteers in city shelters. Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/volunteer-sandy or email jjoseph@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
  • MANHATTAN
  • BROOKLYN
  • Brooklyn Bridge Cleanup (Wed October 31, 9am-12pm + 2pm-5pm), rvsp: sward@brooklynbridgepark.org
  • John Jay High School (evac shelter) volunteers needed, 6-8hrs
  • Park Slope Armory (medical/frail shelter) volunteers needed, 6-8hrs
  • QUEENS
  • STATEN ISLAND
  • NJ
  • LONG ISLAND
  • UPSTATE / HUDSON VALLEY
  • (Other cities, Nov 3rd meetings via CrisisCommons)
  • BOSTON
  • DC
  • PORTLAND, OR
  • AUCKLAND ZEALAND
  • GALAWAY, IRELAND
  • SAN FRANCISCO
  • SEATTLE

Other Places to Seek Assistance:

Donations:

Helpful apps!:

Animal Rescue:

Other Resources:
  • includes drop off locations for donation items
  • Facebook page:
  • Twitter:
  • @OccupySandy
  • @Occuweather << live tweets from a recovery boat near Chelsea Pier
  • @TrickorAid
  • @HC_Sandy (run by allies of @OccupyPolice)
  • @OccupyWallStNYC
  • @350
  • @NYCMayorsOffice
  • @globalrevlive
  • @SIrecovers (Staten Island recovery hashtag)
  • Storify:
  • Maps
  • Maps of incidents / help needed:
  • Map of shelters:

#HurricaneHackers
  • Coordination
  • Twitter: @hurricanehackrs
  • email list: hurricanehackers@mit.edu
  • Hashtag: #hurricaneHackers
  • Key Links:

Neighborhood.recovers.org sites (also mentioned above):

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This is the HurricaneHackers link list

Front Page Hurricane Hackers. Github code base HurricaneHackers.

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The EFF is fighting for open internets - this is exactly why: the Net access right now is fucked up and bullshit.

Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement - OpenWireless.org

EFF believes open networks are crucial in hurricane-affected areas

Update: In response to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Comcast is opening its XFINITY WiFi hotspots to non-Comcast subscribers in PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME until Nov. 7. Users should search for the network "xfinitywifi" and click on "Not a Comcast subscriber?" at the bottom of the sign-in page. Users should select the "Complimentary Trial Session" option from the drop down list. TheOpen Wireless Movement thanks Comcast for helping out!

In troubled times, it's important to help each other out. Right now, we're witnessing an unprecedented hurricane hitting the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, and the ensuing damage and power outages are crippling rescue efforts, businesses large and small, and personal communications.

Communication is critical in time of crisis, and the Internet allows for the most effective way of getting information in and out. With readily available networks, government officials could use tools like Twitter to quickly spread information, citizen reports could help focus assistance where it is needed most, and social media updates could help reassure friends and loved ones—keeping mobile phone lines open for emergencies.

To take advantage of the Internet, people should not have to attempt to skirt restrictive Terms of Service to attempt to tether their smartphones. And tethering would not be necessary if there were ubiquitous open wireless, so that anyone with a connection and power can share their network with the neigborhood.

Last year, we wrote a post titled "Why We Need An Open Wireless Movement." Today, EFF is proud to announce the launch of the Open Wireless Movement—located at openwireless.org—a coalition effort put forth in conjunction with nine other organizations: Fight for the Future, Free Press, Internet Archive, NYCwireless, the Open Garden Foundation, OpenITP, the Open Spectrum Alliance, the Open Technology Institute, and the Personal Telco Project.

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Here is the big ol index from HurricaneHackers: Linklist - Google Drive

   

#HurricaneHackers: Home | Linklist | Projects | Github | IRC


HurricaneHackers - link list for #Sandy emergency resources & more

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#HurricaneHackers: Home | Linklist | Projects | Github | IRC

HurricaneHackers - link list for #Sandy emergency resources & more

Communicate w/ No Cell Service http://opengarden.com http://hackerdemia.com

Maps

System

Wind

Water

Evacuation

Official Data

Forecasts

Models

Images

Historical Hurricane Data

Miscellaneous

Crowdsourced Data

Ushahidi/Crowdmap

Streams

Amateur Radio

Images

Social Media

Aggregators

News / PSAs

Governments / NGOs

Important Articles / Posts

Twitter

Code / APIs / Repositories

Social Media

Timelines

#hurricanehackers Coordination

#HurricaneHackers key links:


Communicate w/ No Cell Service http://opengarden.com http://hackerdemia.com

Maps

System


Wind




Water


Evacuation



Power

Needs/Supplies:

  • Red Hook Initiative – Texting Needed Supplies to Collaborative Map (@jrbaldwinn):
    • TEXT Hurricane Needs to: (347)778-0570
    • Format by: Need @ Location i.e. "Gas, Water Pump @ Van Brundt and Pioneer Brooklyn"
    • Auto populates map data here for responders: https://rhiwifi.co/hurricane/

Official Data

Forecasts

  • NOAA/NWS Seven Day forecast including hourly output and current watchocation. link
  • WUnderground state-by-state breakdown: http://goo.gl/hDD1N

Models

Images

http://tinyurl.com/hurricaneSandyNRL2


Storm Briefings
NWS Office Philly

Transitioning from hurricane to Post-Tropical Storm
Topics : How, When, Why weather advisories will come from as the storm goes through Frankenstorm mode
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/news/20121027_pa_sandyTransition.pdf

Historical Hurricane Data

Miscellaneous

Crowdsourced Data

Ushahidi/Crowdmap



Streams

Amateur Radio


  • hurricane Watch Net: 14.325.00 MHz; 7.268 MHz; 3.950 Mhz

Images


Social Media


Aggregators



News / PSAs

Governments / NGOs


Important Articles / Posts


Twitter


  • #Sandy, #ZoneA, #Frankenstorm, any other hashtags popular?
    • Boston: #BoSandy
    • New York: #NYSandy, #NYCSandy
    • New Jersey: #NJSandy
    • Virginia: #VASandy
    • Pennsylvania: #PASandy
    • New Hampshire: #NHSandy
    • Maine: #MESandy
    • Richmond: #SandyRVA
    • Maryland: #SandyMD
    • DC: #SandyDC
  • Matt Noyes, NECN meterologist : https://twitter.com/MattNoyesNECN ; has technical livestreams here: http://goo.gl/0oTf7
  • FEMA Administrator: https://twitter.com/craigatfema
  • NY Scanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner

Transportation

Code / APIs / Repositories

Social Media

Timelines

#hurricanehackers Coordination


#HurricaneHackers key links:

  1. Index: http://bit.ly/hh-index
  2. Linklist: http://bit.ly/hh-linklist
  3. Projects: http://bit.ly/hh-projects-read
  4. Lulz: http://brownbag.me:9001/p/sandylulz
  5. Chat: IRC, Freenode, #hurricanehackers: http://irc.lc/freenode/hurricanehackers

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Top Tips for Using Social Media for Local Community Disaster Recovery - Google Drive

DRAFT - Top Tips for Using Social Media for Local Community Disaster Recovery

Drafting led by Steven Clift, E-Democracy.org
Join our Neighbors Online Webinar on Nov. 14

What can you do with social media and online tools for your neighbors who make up your local community?

As we move from emergency response to long-term recovery, here are some collective tips from the “locals online” community (join your peers for tips and advice).

  1. People matter more than tools. Don’t spend hours searching for the perfect tool, if you are willing to step up for your building, your block, your broader neighborhood or community, etc. it is your leadership that matters. Combining your willingness to digitally organize your neighbors with the best social media tools for you - be it compiling a cc: e-mail group of forty households or creating online groups using the latest social media tool for thousands - what matters most is your energy and dedication to reach out to your neighbors in every way possible. Be an e-leader for your community. You won’t regret it.
  2. Tools do matter. Pick your social media tools carefully and think about what your neighbors will actually use. Even if you are the right person with good communication skills and the ability to quickly establish trust among those neighbors you gather online, picking the wrong tool or relying on a single tool may not work. Just because a tool has great visual design or all the fancy features does not mean it will work with people stuck on smart phones for example who just prefer to use e-mail, Facebook, etc.
  3. Gather email addresses, mobile phone numbers, and other contact information first. Having email addresses and mobile phones numbers in your possession allow you to actively reach people. The ability to “broadcast” to your nearest neighbors with full control over when, who, etc. matters particularly if you want to reach older residents who do not “live on Facebook.” With complete control over the distribution of important information, this allows you to use different tools and approaches without being locked in by a single website. Here is a paper sign-up template you can adapt.
  4. Connect people horizontally by creating an online group for your local building/block/neighborhood/community. Name it by your place generally so it can last over the long-term as a space for neighbor connecting so you are better prepared for the next disaster. Invite people to join - often in-person, on paper flyers, etc. as well as online. Remember that the technology is the easy part. Be as inclusive as possible and don’t forget renters and lower income residents. Here are some tools to review (someone please draft and a add link). Note: Some neighborhoods still have thriving YahooGroups from a decade ago, a local “place blog” with an active web forum, etc. - join forces with them rather than recreating the wheel. Do a quick search (links to come). Some tools:
    • Facebook Groups: If you want to use Facebook, create a Facebook Group not a Facebook Page. Facebook Pages are a terrible tool for sustained group communication. Note that at about 150 members in a group, Facebook switches the default email notification setting to only send you notices when your friends posts. This is a negative, but Facebook is still a good way to quickly gather people online. You can always add the use of other tools later. Facebook Groups are better for smaller areas, but don’t scale well “community participation” wise because of the hidden notification issue. Two more concerns - the public officials you want to respond to your exchanges are often blocked from social media at work and by choosing Facebook at the core you’ve eliminated half the Internet users over 50. If you have older folks on your block that you want to include, this means you need to reach then another way. Therefore do not underestimate the simple power of an effective email list to break through computer firewalls.
    • E-mail lists: YahooGroups, Google Groups, and more. Note that you need to use tools like Mailman or others IF you want to be able to use paper sign-up sheets as the big online hosts no longer allow you to “add” people. Now you may only invite them which means lots will not click on the confirmation link. For a “social media maven,” paper sign-up sheets for e-mail lists may seem old fashioned but this is exactly what the Presidential campaigns do - collect e-mail and Zipcode everywhere and then communication build from there. They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work. E-Democracy goes door to door with the neighbors online efforts in St. Paul. It works to reach lots of people who aren’t already among the most wired or most socially connected.

    • NextDoor, .St, Others
  5. Pick your scale and openness. You need to decide if you want to organize 30 households or connect an area with hundreds or thousands of residents. At the building or block level you probably want private online spaces while covering full neighborhoods you want to be far more open and inclusive. You want your public exchanges to be easy to find and open to local community organizations, places of worship, local businesses and government. You are all in this together and private resident-only spaces covering population areas over ~1000 residents will absolutely limit your success and potentially lead to greater community conflict. If you are are focusing on your nearest neighbors ovef a few streets or in your building, here is a rough Google Doc template you can copy and adapt or view as a sample form.

  1. Twitter can be useful for spontaneous networking and quick dissolution of group connections. On Twitter use hyper-local hashtags using #place or #placeXX at a level that isn’t too local so you can reach a critical mass and not so large that it is not useful for exchange.

  1. Specialty Tools for Response/Recovery: Recovers.org, Ushahidi

  1. Interaction matters. The government and media will feed you lots of one-way information, but when it comes to very local information your neighbors are both the producers and consumers. No matter the tool, the key is email notification where participants can at least be told about what's new and better yet publish via e-mail as well to the community. If you are going to be that local e-leader, the most important thing to do once you choose your tool is to organize people and spread the word in-person.
  2. Add you own, re-order, etc.



This article is informed by E-Democracy.org 18 years of experience with local online community building including our failed experience with support local “neighbours forums” in Christchurch, New Zealand after there big earthquake. In short, supporting two regional volunteers we skipped our “you must have a local volunteer forum leader and 100 initial members in place to open” requirement. The desperate need for communication to assist community recovery did not generate local volunteers even with 1000 participants recruited but spread out over 25 forums. So, in short the real world lesson is that no block, building, neighborhood or community will successfully connect in a trusted community building manner without at least one person in that area stepping up an an authentically local leader.

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Anyway hope this helps!! Good luck folks.

Crib notes & URLs for today's discussion on Alex Jones re domestic militarization, CONPLAN 3502, Pandemic Influenza CONPLAN 3591 & moar!

All right I gotta be a bit raw in the formatting here... Just had a good talk for an hour with Alex Jones on the afternoon radio show.

Also some good news, Zuccotti Park is reoccupied today - see http://globalrevolution.tv for live feed mixes!

//// UPDATE 8PM: I forgot COINTELPRO GOTHIC 1 & 2: FBI files from Iowa showing domestic operations: 2010 - http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2010/10/13/cointelpro-gothic-docs-prove... // 2012 - http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2012/03/01/exclusive-cointelpro-gothic-... ////

I will add a quick note about Wall Street crime, how about you guys investigate this?! http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2012072809/evidence-mounts-dc-inside...

Previous posts on this site: London riots spurred CONPLAN 3502 awareness due to Marc Ambinder on Twitter: http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2011/08/15/after-london-riots-internets...
The big story on CONPLAN 3502 I published in November 2010: http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2010/11/20/tc-indymedia-exclusive-secre...
The story I posted last Thursday night that went relatively viral about the MP training: http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2012/07/06/warning-shot-will-not-be-fir...

Most of the recent goodies can be found on http://publicintelligence.net/ including:
Plan summary: http://publicintelligence.net/norad-and-northcom-operations-plans-summary/
This is very crucial, 2011 edition of Domestic Operations JAG law handbook, chapter 5 has tons of cites: http://publicintelligence.net/domestic-operational-law-2011/
^ this one also shows how (S)ECRET CONPLAN 3502 Civil Disturbance Operations is based on GARDEN PLOT and how the Joint Chiefs of Staff also has a (S)ECRET classified rules for domestic use of force directive. There is a 2010 edition of this manual as well with roughly the same info - follow links in this story for that.

My friend Kaye Beach (Axxiom for Liberty, twitter @axxiom ) loaded the docs onto Scribd. Her account got nuked by the admins for being too awesome I think, however the collection of files is still alive for convenience here: http://www.scribd.com/collections/2728955/CONPLAN-3501-3502-NORTHCOM-NLE...

Here is a partially declassified CONPLAN 3591 for pandemic influenza:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/59158197/USNORTHCOM-CONPLANpandemicFlu-2009
This is also available at http://www.northcom.mil/FOIA/docs/10-F-0279%20Final%20Response.pdf
CRS report on pandemic flu: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R40619.pdf
For all matters flu related, CIDRAP at the U of M is awesome for details: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/index.html

More on domestic mil ops: one report: http://publicintelligence.net/northcom-hd-cs-cba-study-plan/
Various military detention & training materials - includes international as well as domestic stuff:
http://publicintelligence.net/usamps-epw-ci-policy-operations/
http://publicintelligence.net/usamps-detainee-policy/
http://publicintelligence.net/usamps-civil-disturbance-operations/ - this spurred the big discussion
http://publicintelligence.net/loc-analysis-of-msca/

Old versions of the GARDEN PLOT are available via http://governmentattic.org .

BTW The DARPA disinformation "fog" program! http://publicintelligence.net/darpa-fog-computing/

I gotta run for now but please check out the documents and remember that if you can raise awareness of these issues you can create political cover for more people including elected and appointed officials to resist the expansion and execution of these authoritarian schemes!

"Warning shot will not be fired" by MPs trained in Martial Law in America: Military Police training: heavily patrolled domestic detention facilities, dissident/sniper warrantless searches - CONPLAN 3502 Civil Disturbance Operations training @ Ft McClellan

b. Use of Deadly and Non-deadly Force (4) (b) Warning shot will not be fired.

or better yet:

(3) In an occupied building, when the dissident's/sniper's location is unknown, all suspected rooms must be searched. The action element should try to have occupants submit voluntarily to the search of their rooms. At the same time, occupants should be questioned in an attempt to pinpoint the sniper's location. If occupants will not submit voluntarily and there is probable cause to believe that the dissident/ sniper is located in the room, a complete physical search of the room or rooms should be conducted. Use of the patrol dog will help in conducting such searches.

Another planning layer for emergency domestic military operations has been published: The 2006 US Army Military Police training manual for Civil Disturbance Operations does not concern itself with warrants in the 'search' section, indicating a certain level of Constitutional disregard in the military's planning for emergencies in what the document calls CONUS, or Continental United States.

The excellent PublicIntelligence is where this just popped up (first I saw of it anyway): U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence - Direct PDF link (115 pages).

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///////UPDATE JULY 11: Just talked with Alex Jones for an hour on this stuff. Here's the crib notes & PDFs you'll want to see.
/////// UPDATE July 7 AM: My interview with Darren McBreen on Infowars Nightly News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNw_m7gfqXM // Prisonplanet stories by Kurt Nimmo and "Army Manual Outlines Plan To Kill Rioters, Demonstrators In America" by Paul Watson.. Also I put it on Reddit One & Two

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I've only had time to read a bit of it so far, but it ties in very closely with another level of this planning framework, USNORTHCOM (Northern Command) CONPLAN 3502 Civil Disturbance Operations, which is the 21st century replacement for GARDEN PLOT, the Pentagon's plan used between the 1960s and 2002 for domestic riot control & emergency operations in such settings as the LA Riots.

In 2010 I found presentation files on a US Army Corps of Engineer server - for full story please see TC Indymedia Exclusive: Secret 'Trigger' & blueprint for emergency domestic military crackdown plan revealed. Having seen first hand domestic military operations at the 2008 Republican National Convention & 2009 G20 Pittsburgh, the growth and use of domestic military capacity for crowd control is a more-than-hypothetical situation -- and the subsequent obfuscation of those operations by political officeholders and appointees is quite terrifying in its implications.

This Civil Disturbance Operations Subcourse training manual ties right into material cited in the CONPLAN and supporting documents, including many of the same riot control weapons. An earlier version of a very similar manual can be found via that link.

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Plus this one has quizzes!!

Billeting - I swear I heard something about revolutionaries complaining about billeting earlier... Something everyone makes a big deal out of this time of year....

There is a lot of stuff about formations -

P 62: Handy tip that rioter-impressing safe-port position is a PSYOP and tiring!

(a) The safe-port position is extremely useful in making a show of force before rioters. The above mentioned carrying position is the primary method of carrying weapons in the control force formation. It allows the Soldier to control both ends of the weapon while moving in and out of the formation and advancing the crowd.

All the stuff about gathering intel against rioting/unlawful Americans is nice and creepy and they definitely aren't saying anything about the Defense Intelligence Agency or National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

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b. Collection.

(1) Military information elements having counterintelligence resources will maintain the ability to collect civil disturbance threat data during the period in which there is a distinct threat of actual civil disorder requiring the use of federal military forces.

(2) On activation by the Department of the Army, military intelligence elements having counterintelligence capability will:

(a) Establish and maintain contact with suitable local, state, and federal authorities.

(b) Collect civil disturbance data concerning incidents, and estimate the capability of civil authorities to control the situation. This can be achieved through direct contact with civil authorities.

(c) Report collection results to the Department of the Army in accordance with current plans.

(d) Keep appropriate commanders informed. (e) Provide intelligence support to the Personal Liaison Officer Chief of Staff of the Army.

(f) Recommend methods of overt collection, other than liaison, if required, to the Department of the Army for approval.

(3) Military intelligence elements may employ methods of collection other than liaison only on order of the Department of the Army.

(4) Covert agent operations are not used to obtain civil disturbance data on persons or organizations without specific advance approval of each operation by the Under Secretary of the Army.

(5) Basically, the following vital elements of data will be required for sound planning and operations once approval has been received:

(a) Objectives of elements which are a distinct threat to cause or are causing civil disturbances.

(b) Times and locations of disturbances.

(c) Cause of disturbances.

(d) Existence of persons, groups, or organizations which have distinctively threatened or are creating disturbances.

(e) Estimated number of persons who will be or are involved in civil disturbances. (f) Assembly areas for crowds.

(g) Presence and location of known leaders and persons who are a distinct threat to cause civil disturbances.

(h) Organization and activities planned by the leaders who are a distinct threat to cause civil disturbance.

(i) Source, types and locations of arms, equipment, and supplies available to the leaders who are a distinct threat to cause civil disturbance.

(j) Use of sewers, storm drains, and other underground systems by the elements who are a distinct threat to cause or are causing civil disturbances.

(k) Identification of new techniques and equipment not previously used by elements that are a distinct threat to cause civil disturbances.

(l) Attitude of general masses towards: (a) Groups causing civil disturbances. (b) Civil law enforcement authorities. (c) Federal intervention to control the disturbance.

(m) Possible threat to public property including private utilities. (n) Communications and control methods employed by elements referred to in paragraph 1 above.

PART C - Request for Federal Support/Training 1. Request for Federal Support.

a. Providing military support to state and local governments to assist them in quelling a civil disturbance or riot requires close coordination through a host of state and federal agencies. It requires a though briefing of Soldiers at all levels on what they can and cannot do with respect to law enforcement. Civil authorities must be briefed on the restrictions placed on federal forces by the Constitution of the United States, federal statutes and laws.

b. Under the Constitution of the United States and United State Codes the President is empowered to direct federal intervention in civil disturbances to:

(1) Respond to state request for aid in restoring order (2) Enforce the laws of the United States. (3) Protect the civil rights of citizens (4) Protect federal property and functions.

c. The Secretary of Defense retains approval for federal support to civil authorities involving the use of DOD forces, personnel, and equipment. The Secretary of the Army is the Department of Defense executive agent is the approval authority for federal emergency support in response to natural or man-made disasters (except weapons of mass destruction [WMD]). The Directorate of Military Support (DOMS) plans and executes the DOD domestic support mission to civil authorities. The DOMS is the DOD primary contact for all federal departments and agencies during DOD involvement in most domestic support operations. DOMS is also the staff agency responsible to the Chief of Staff, Army and Secretary of the Army for recommending to them appropriate measures necessary to cope with civil disturbances and terrorism and to transmit the approved recommendations to Department of Defense agencies for execution and to supervise the execution. The missions and functions of DOMS are outlined in AR 500-50. Additional roles of responsibilities of various agencies can be found in FM 3-19.15

Prior to activating federal military forces there is a sequence of steps that must occur. When data begins to show that a disturbance may develop into a situation that will require the help of federal forces, several actions are introduced at the federal level while state and local law enforcement agencies attempt to contain the disorder. Such actions may include increasing the readiness posture of forces named to help the jurisdiction concerned.

d. As the situation worsens and the state employs its National Guard, the U.S. Attorney General would send his personal agent to the scene of the disorder. This agent is named as the Senior Civilian Representative of the Attorney General (SCRAG) and is the organizer of all federal activities in the area of the disorder, including contact with local civil authorities. At the same time, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army would send his personal liaison officer (PLOCSA) to the scene along with members of the Department of the Army Liaison Team (DALT) that serves as his planning staff.

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c. Techniques for Crowd Control. There are numerous techniques designed to provide the commander with flexibility of action in accomplishing crowd control. He must select a combination which will produce the desired results within the framework of the selected crowd control option. The most common techniques appropriate for military usage are discussed below.

(1) Observation. This consists of deployment of persons or teams to the periphery of a crowd for the purpose of monitoring its activity. It includes gathering data on crowd size, location, mood, and reporting on the developing situation. This technique includes posting persons on strategic rooftops and other high terrain overlooking the crowd. This latter measure provides additional security to control force personnel should they become committed to other crowd control operations. Such a team may be composed of an expert marksman, a radio operator, and an observer equipped with binoculars. Care must be taken to assure that committed control forces are aware of the locations of such teams to prevent their being mistaken for sniper elements.

(2) Communication of Interest and Intent. In certain situations, effective communication with crowd and mob leaders and participants may enable the commander to control the situation without resorting to more severe actions. When planned and organized demonstrations, marches, or rallies within the disturbed area are announced, the control force commander in coordination with local authorities should meet with organizers of the activity in order to communicate the interest of the control forces. The following matters, as appropriate, should be discussed.

(a) Parade or demonstration permits. (b) Location of demonstration and routes of march. (c) Time limits for the activity. (d) Provision of marshals by activity organizers. (e) Prevention of violence. (f) Safety of all concerned.

(3) The task force commander and local authorities should also communicate to the activity organizers

their intent to cope with violence, unlawful actions, and violations of restrictions imposed on the activity. It is intended that, by this communication between activity organizers and control force personnel, the demonstration, rally, or parade will occur without incident through the mutual cooperation of all concerned. The intentions of control forces will not be effective if delivered as an ultimatum. A limited, begrudging dialogue with activity organizers reduces the opportunity for authorities to learn the plans of the demonstrators. It must be remembered that if this communication is not effected, the activity organizers might well hold the demonstration in defiance of local authorities, thereby creating a potential for violence that might not have existed if this technique had been employed.

d. Channelization. Pressure can be brought to bear on the dissident leadership to channel the crowd into an area which will minimize the disruption when the following requirements are met:

(1) When communications have been established with the dissident leadership.

(2) When the intent and nature of the crowd activity is known.

e. Diversion. When communication exists with the dissident leadership, consideration may be given to efforts to divert the leadership of the crowd itself from its stated or obvious objective. The diversion should support the objectives of the control force either by reducing the strength of the crowd situation or motivating the crowd to seek an area more easily controlled by the control force.

f. Cooperation. Decreasing the potential disruption of the crowd activity may be accomplished by an active attempt on the part of the control force to obtain cooperation of the dissident leadership. Whenever there is an attempt by the crowd leadership to seek permission and cooperation of the local government, every effort should be made to maximize this cooperation by demonstrating an attitude of facilitation. This may be accomplished by helping the leadership to organize a peaceful demonstration while establishing guidelines which will minimize the impact of the demonstration on the community.

g. Selection of Force Options.

(1) The commitment of federal military forces must be viewed as a drastic last resort. Their role, therefore, should never be greater than is absolutely necessary under the particular circumstances which exist. This does not mean, however, that the number of Soldiers used should be minimized. The degree of force required to control a disorder is often inversely proportionate to the number of available personnel. Doubts concerning the number of Soldiers required should normally be resolved in favor of large numbers since the presence of such large numbers may prevent the development of situations in which the use of deadly force is necessary. A large reserve of Soldiers should be maintained during civil disturbance operations. The knowledge that a large reserve force is available builds morale among military and law enforcement personnel and helps to prevent overreaction to annoying acts by unruly persons.

(2) In selecting an operational approach to a civil disturbance situation, the commander and his staff must follow the "minimum necessary force" principle; for example, crowd control formations or crowd control agents should not be used if the area filled with manpower would be sufficient.

(3) Every effort should be made to avoid appearing as an alien invading force and to present the image of a restrained and well-disciplined force whose sole purpose is to help to restore law and order with a minimum loss of life and property and due respect for those citizens whose involvement may be purely accidental. Further, while crowd control personnel should be visible, tactical, or force concentrations which might tend to excite rather than to calm should be avoided where possible.

(4) The normal reflex action of the well-trained combat Soldier to sniper fire is to respond with all firepower available. In a civil disturbance, this tactic endangers innocent people more than snipers. The preferred tactic is to allow a special reaction team (SRT) who is trained for this type of mission, to enter the building from which sniper fire starts. Keeping with the controlling principle that the team must use only the minimum force necessary to fulfill the mission, the commander may select any one of the following options for arming his Soldiers:

(a) Riot Shield. In the hands of a well trained soldier, the riot shield can be utilized as both a defensive and offensive weapon when contact is made with an aggressive crowd. The primary use of the riot shield is for defense of the line. However, each riot shield holder must be proficient in its retention. The Soldier holding the shield must be trained to react when a demonstrator grabs the top of the shield by slapping with his strong hand and gives the following command" Get back", "Get away" "Stop". If a rioter grabs the bottom of the shield the Soldier should be trained in forcefully dropping to one knee and pinning the rioters' fingers to the ground.

(b) Baton. The baton is most effective in a crowd control operation and is considered the primary weapon for crowd control operations. The baton is considered to be an offensive weapon with reduced lethality and unlike the rifle, the loss of a baton to the crowd does not create a serious threat. Soldier must be trained with the riot baton to the point its various techniques are automatic to them. This training must also include the vulnerable points on the body so they can avoid areas that may cause permanent injury or death when struck.

Currently there are two types of riot batons, wooden and expandable. The most common one is the 36 inch hickory riot baton with thong. There is also the 24-inch to 36 inch expandable riot baton, which has been added to the nonlethal capabilities set. Each Solder within the control force need to be proficiently trained in all techniques for blocking and striking. Improper use of the riot baton by an untrained Soldier has the potential for creating a greater problem than what already exist.

(c) Shotgun. The 12 gage shotgun is a pump action shotgun currently in the nonlethal capabilities set (NLCS) inventory. The pump action shotgun is chambered to take up to 3-inch shells. The 3- inch chamber allows for the use of M1012 and M1013 NL munitions. This shotgun also provides a visually distinct alternative to the standard military issues weapon.

(d) Rifle. The rifle, if capable of automatic fire, must be modified to prevent automatic operation. Keeping with the controlling principle of using only the minimum force necessary to fulfill the mission. If the Soldier are equipped with their long weapons and are in the front lines of the formation, the weapon should be carried across their back from left to right with the muzzle of the weapon pointed down and the butt of the weapon pointed up. The weapon should be cleared and the magazine in the proper ammunition pouch.

(e) Non lethal weapons and munitions. Nonlethal weapons and munitions are an additional asset afforded to the commander in civil disturbance and are preferred over lethal force. The showing of force with nonlethal weapons and munitions may assist in crowd dispersing, separate, or leave the area with minimal causalities. This nonlethal capability set (NLCS) is a well-rounded, versatile package of both equipment and munitions. NLCS are dived into four distinct categories: personnel protection, personnel effectors, mission enhancers and training devices

(f) While each of the above options represents an escalation in the level of force, they are not sequential in the sense that a commander must initially select the first option, or proceed from one to another in any particular order. So long as the option selected is appropriate, considering the

existing threat, the minimum necessary force principle is not violated.

1. The rifle and rifle with bayonet attached have extremely limited offensive use as both may constitute deadly force. The primary value of the rifle or the rifle with bayonet attached is the psychological impact on the crowd. While the use of fixed bayonets can add considerably to this effect, the danger of intentional or accidental injury to demonstrators or fellow control force personnel prevents such use except with extremely violent crowds.

2. Fire by selected marksmen. Fire by selected marksmen may be necessary under certain circumstances. Marksmen should be pre-selected, trained, and thoroughly instructed. They may be placed on vehicles, in buildings, or elsewhere as required.

3. Full firepower. The most severe measure of force that can be applied by Soldiers is that of available unit firepower with the intent of producing extensive casualties. This extreme measure would be used as a last resort only after all other measures have failed or obviously would be impractical, and the consequence of failure to completely subdue the crowd would be an imminent overthrow of the government, continued mass casualties, or similar grievous conditions.

4. Shotgun. The riot shotgun is an extremely versatile weapon; its appearance and capability also produce a strong psychological effect on rioters. It is particularly suited to certain applications in civil disturbance operations. When used with No. 00 buckshot ammunition, it is an excellent point target weapon extremely effective at limited range. By varying the nonlethal munitions' M1012 and M1013 the weapon can be employed with considerably less possibility of serious injury or death. This provides the commander with a desirable flexibility in selecting the ammunition most appropriate under the existing conditions

(g) The measures described in paragraphs 1 through 5 below, may be applied in any order as deemed suitable by the responsible commander as long as his application is consonant with prescribed confrontation management techniques outlined earlier.

(1) Proclamation. A public announcement is considered an excellent medium to make known to a crowd the intentions of the control force commander. In some cases, such an announcement makes further action unnecessary. An announcement puts the population on notice that the situation demands extraordinary military measures, prepares the people to accept military presence, tends to inspire respect from lawless elements and supports law-abiding elements, gives psychological aid to the military forces trying to restore order, and shows to all concerned the gravity with which the situation is viewed. In making a proclamation, a commander may consider imposing a time limit. However, the situation may change, and not imposing a time limit may leave the commander other options as he sees fit, as long as the proclamation is specific in its instruction.

(2) Show of Force. A show of force is effective in various situations in civil disorder control operations. A show of force may as simple as Soldier dismounting from buses or trucks in plan sight of the demonstrators, but must be far enough away to prevent a provoked attack of thrown objects. When a crowd has gathered in a large area, show of force can take the form of marching a well-equipped, highly disciplined control force into their midst. When persons are scattered throughout the disturbance area in small groups, a show of force may take the form of motor marches of Soldiers throughout the area, saturation patrolling, and the manning of static posts or similar measures.

(3) Employment of Crowd Control Formations. Crowd control formations are used to contain,

disperse, block or break up a non conforming crowd; these crowd control formations are more effective in urban areas than they are in open fields or parks. When this method is utilized in urban areas, it is easy to disperse or split the crowd into small groups, isolate instigators, or funnel a crowd into a desired area. The use of such formations is part of the show of force and has a strong psychological effect on any crowd.

(4) Employment of Water. Water from a high pressure hose may be effective in moving small groups on a narrow front such as a street or in defending a barricade or roadblock. Personnel applying water should be protected by riflemen and in some cases by shields. In the use of water, the factors discuss below should be considered.

(a) Water may be used as a flat trajectory weapon utilizing pressure, or as a high trajectory weapon using water as a rainfall. The latter is highly effective during cold weather.

(b) The use of a large water tank (750 to 1,000 gallons) and a power water pump mounted on a truck with a high pressure hose and nozzle capable of searching and traversing will enable Soldiers to use water as they advance. By having at least two such water trucks, one can be held in reserve for use when required.

(c) In using water, as with other measures of force, certain restraints must be applied. Using water on innocent bystanders, such as women and children, should be avoided; ways to escape must be provided; and the more severe use, flat trajectory application, should be used only when absolutely necessary.

(d) Fire departments are normally associated with lifesaving practices rather than maintenance of law and order. In order to maintain this image, fire department equipment will not be used for riot control and crowd dispersal.

(e) Use of Crowd Control Agents. Crowd control agents are extremely useful in civil disorder control operations because they offer a humane and effective method of reducing resistance and lessen requirements for the application of more severe measures of force. Task force commanders are authorized to delegate the authority to use crowd control agents and other forms of non lethal force at their discretion.

2. Establish Area Control.

a. General. Acts of violence, such as looting, arson, and vandalism, are greatly reduced when the physical and psychological influence of lawlessness is defeated. In establishing effective area control, commanders must recognize the problem of widespread looting and arson that has accompanied most large urban disorders. Performance of this task consists of reducing or eliminating those conditions which contribute to the outbreak or continuation of lawlessness in the disturbed area.

(1) Looting. When dealing with persons involved in looting, extreme care and adherence to the principle of minimum force must be observed. Looting may start at any time or place as an isolated incident and spread quickly throughout the affected areas. Looting is not limited to any particular sex or age group; it includes the very old, the very young, women, and children. For example, many children may be looting without any idea of how serious their actions are. In the control of looting, unit leaders must recognize that deadly force is not authorized.

(2) Anti-looting. Unit commanders must be familiar with anti-looting measures which can be taken by civil authorities, such as boarding up broken or unbroken windows, covering windows with photo-

luminescent particles, and by the prompt posting of looting penalty proclamations. Anti-looting actions that can be taken by military forces include the establishment of foot and motor patrols, the posting of fixed guard posts, and the lighting of likely areas for looting. Guards at fixed posts will be briefed not to leave their posts to pursue individual looters on foot, but to remain on post and prevent looters from approaching their areas of responsibility. All guards must be briefed that looters will not be fired upon nor will deadly force be used to catch looters.

(3) Protected or Sensitive Commercial Establishments. A main consideration in the conduct of civil disturbance operations is to prevent liquor, drugs, weapons, and ammunition from falling into the hands of rioters. Therefore, liquor stores, drug stores, sporting good shops, pawn shops, and hardware stores are main targets for looters and must be kept under close observation by means of foot and motorized patrols. Normally, businesses of this type must be identified in advance and included in emergency plans.

(4) Arson. Arson is generally defined as a crime of purposely setting fire to a building or property. Acts of setting fire to buildings, property, etc., often follow disturbances. Certain situations may arise in controlling arson where the use of deadly force is authorized and necessary.

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(2) Imposed Restrictions. Except in the unlikely event of martial law, federal military forces will not have the authority to impose restrictions such as a curfew on the civilian population. Certain restrictions, however, may be imposed by civilian authorities to help in the control of lawlessness. Military leaders should be prepared to recommend which restrictions are of substantial value in comparison with the burden of enforcement. The most commonly used restrictions include:

Curfew. The curfew is a control measure which has proved highly effective in many civil disturbances. Its purpose is to restrict the unauthorized movement of personnel on streets and public places during specified periods of time, especially during the hours of darkness. Joint planning with civil authorities regarding the imposition of a curfew should provide for:

(a) Coordination of the initiation, enforcement, and termination of a curfew.

(b) Public announcements of the beginning and ending of curfews. Civilian authorities make these announcements through local mass media, pamphlets, and public address systems to ensure maximum exposure.

(c) Curfew exemptions and guidance on who should receive them, including written authorization or passes.

(d) Provision for the apprehension and disposition of curfew violators.

(3) Sales Restrictions. Restrictions on the sale, transfer, and possession of sensitive material such as gasoline, firearms, ammunition, and explosives will help control forces in minimizing certain forms of violence. Limiting the availability of weapons to the potential sniper or terrorist may reduce the likelihood of such violence. The effective enforcement of these restrictions, however, requires extensive planning and the commitment of adequate manpower to this effort.

So much for the Second Amendment SUCKAZ....

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f. Army Detention Facilities.

(1) The Army will not operate facilities for confinement, custody, or detention of civilian personnel apprehended for violation of local or state laws as long as civil confinement facilities, operated by the Department of Justice, state, or local agencies are sufficient to accommodate the number of persons apprehended.

(2) When it appears that available local facilities are insufficient, due to the large number of persons apprehended or detained, and this fact can be verified by the person or agency responsible for the facilities, temporary confinement/detention facilities may be operated with prior approval from DA, specifically, the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. These facilities will be operated only until custody of the persons detained can be transferred to and assumed by civil authorities. They will not be used for the confinement of persons charged or convicted under civil jurisdiction.

(3) Temporary confinement/detention facilities can be developed from local federal facilities provided they are adaptable to the requirements of custody and control. Such facilities should be established, if possible, within the affected area; this will conserve time, transportation, and escort personnel.

However, if no suitable federal property is available within the affected area, they can be located elsewhere on any property under federal control as long as the persons to be detained are apprehended in the affected area. Whenever such temporary facilities are established during civil disturbance control operations, the Army is responsible for providing those personnel, facilities, and supplies necessary for the custody, control, health, comfort, and sustenance of persons detained.

(4) Officers and key NCOs specifically trained and experienced in confinement operations are required to operate such facilities. Guards and support function personnel operating under the direct control of such officers and NCOs need not be specifically trained or experienced in confinement operations as long as they are under close and continuing supervision of trained responsible personnel. Whenever females are detained, they must be held in physically separate detention facilities and under the control of selected female guards operating under the supervision of trained and experienced confinement personnel.

(5) Temporary detention facilities should be constructed and arranged to provide for adequate custody, control, and safety of detainees. It is advisable to use existing permanent-type buildings. Where sufficient permanent structures are not available, only that amount of new construction required for temporary custody, control, and administration of prisoners should be accomplished. Temporary field- type facilities provide compartments to assure effective control.

(6) The same operational procedures that apply to the operation of installation confinement facilities and treatment of detainees apply to these temporary facilities except that those policies and procedures establishing training, employment, mail and correspondence, and administrative discipline requirements will not apply. Detailed guidance in procedures for confinement of detainees is contained in EPW Operations, FM 3-19.40.

g. Special Equipment. Certain items of equipment available to military and civil police forces can do much to limit injuries to civilian and military personnel and destruction of property. These items increase the psychological effects of a show of force and offer additional protection and versatility to civil disturbance forces during the operations.

(1) The 12 gage shotgun is a pup action shotgun currently in the non lethal capabilities set (NLCS) inventory. The pump action shotgun is chambered to take up to 3-inch shells. The 3-inchchamber allows for the use of M1012 and M1013 NL munitions. This shotgun also provides a visually distinct alternative to standard military weapons that may be desired based on mission considerations.

(2) The shotgun, as in the case of other firearms used in civil disturbance operations, is fired only on the orders of a qualified superior officer when lesser measures of force are not effective, or when the individual Soldier has no other means of protecting his life.

(3) The M7 is a 66-millimeter vehicle-mounted NL grenade-launching device that is mounted on a HMMWV. It is a indirect fire support system that can deliver the M99 blunt trauma grenade that creates a sting-ball effect. The M315 installation kit is used to install an M7 discharger on the turret ring of appropriate HMMWV variants. An adjustable bracket allows the launch angle to be depressed for engaging targets at ranges of 50, 75 and 100 meters. The system enforces standoff distances and deters potential threats.

(4) The M1012 is a single projectile round made of hard rubber that is shaped like a bomblet and designed to be fired at a single target. With the muzzle velocity of 500 feet per second, the M1012 as the effective range of no closer that 5 meters and no further that 30 meters. Engagement inside of 5 meters could result in serious bodily injury or death. Beyond 30 meters the kinetic dissipates to the point where the round becomes ineffective.

(5) The M1013 is a multiple projectile round with .23 caliber hard rubber pellets that is designed to be fired at and employed with the purpose of affecting multiple targets. With a muzzle velocity of 900 feet per second, the M1013 has an effective range of no closer than 5 meters and no further that 30 meters. Engagements of less than 5 meter can result in seriously bodily injury or death. Beyond 30 meters the kinetic dissipates to the point where the round becomes ineffective

(6) The midsize riot control disperser (M37) is the size of a standard fire extinguisher that uses compressed air to force the RCA out to a range of 30 feet. It has the capacity to employ 18 burst of RCA into a hostile crowd while maintaining excellent standoff capabilities. The M37 can be refilled and is rechargeable. It can be refilled with CR solution (liquid agent) or CS (dry agent). For the purport of training the M37 can be filled with water and CS can be substituted with talcum power.

(7) The Squad riot control agent disperser (M33A1) is designed to provide crowd control and protection at the squad level. It is capable of projecting a ballistic stream of RCA's beyond 25 feet in up to 25 half- seconds burst. It consists of a frame and harness assembly, compressed-gas cylinder (agent container assembly) air pressure assembly, gun and hose assembly, multi-jet spray unit, and check valve assembly. The M33A1 can be refilled and is rechargeable. For training purposes, CR can be substituted with water and CS and be substituted with talcum power.

(8) The above mention items are but just a few of the non lethal weapons and munitions available to the commander and unit to utilize during a response to the civil disturbance, and can be utilized to train and prepare Soldiers. Additional non lethal weapons and munitions as well as protective gear can be found in FM 3-19.15.

3. Vehicles. Armored vehicles and transport vehicles add to the readiness of the crowd control force. The use of these vehicles increases flexibility, reduces troop commitments, and provides protection for personnel. In considering the use of vehicles, however, it must be remembered that they should be secured by foot elements.

a. Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) can be used in several ways to keep the effects of civil disturbances at a minimum.

(1) Their use adds a considerable psychological effect to riot control formations while providing added protection for Soldiers. They provide a readily accessible barrier for Soldiers to crouch behind if necessary, and excellent protection for those inside.

(2) Their use as mobile command posts offers the added advantages of security, communication, and mobility.

(3) They are well adaptable to roadblock operations providing the advantages listed above, while at the same time providing an excellent barrier.

(4) Their use for patrolling an area of violence adds to the psychological effect, and allows Soldiers to maneuver in close to snipers in order to make an apprehension.

b. Standard military transport vehicles can be modified with sandbags, armor plating, wire screening, or similar materials to give some protection against sniper fire and thrown objects. They provide mobility and communication capability for area coverage. Soldiers should be deployed with ample vehicles to provide sufficient flexibility to handle all situations in an area of civil disturbance. TOE allowances should probably be increased for this purpose.

3. Other Equipment. In addition to the special equipment discussed above, certain other items should be available for use in operations within the disturbance area.

a. Armored vests and protective masks are required for anti-sniping operations and at other times when violence is expected. Flexibility is an important consideration. For example, the limitation on visibility must be considered when requiring the use of protective masks, and the limitation on mobility when wearing the armored vests.

b. Successful conduct of the overall operation may depend on other items. Auxiliary lighting should be available to include hand-portable lights, vehicular-mounted searchlights, spotlights, flood-lights, flashlights, flares (with caution toward fires), and vehicle headlights. Prefabricated wood or metal barriers, or suitable materials, such as wire or ropes, may be used to block off an area; signs should be provided to supplement these barriers. Evidence equipment, including movie and still cameras with telescopic lenses, and recording devices should be obtained and placed into position.

c. Other items of equipment should also be provided. Helicopters should be used for observation, communication relay, illumination, resupply, reserve displacement, and numerous other tasks. Adequate firefighting and fire protection equipment are vital in civil disturbance.

d. Provisions should be made for appropriate communications equipment for use at the scene and between the scene and the operations headquarters. Every available means of communications to include public address systems--both hand-portable and vehicle-mounted--should be used.

PART E - Operational Tasks

1. General. In any civil disturbance operation, certain tasks must be accomplished to reach the ultimate objective of restoring and maintaining law and order. To do this, action must be taken to gain control of the situation. Control forces must perform certain tasks that will develop a physical and psychological environment which will permit law enforcement personnel to enforce the law and maintain order. The importance of having a high degree of flexibility and selectively in the response cannot be overemphasized. It is just as important that the tasks selected be completed only after a careful evaluation of the situation. This evaluation must consider the particular uniqueness of the situation. In this respect, the commander selects those tasks that are most likely to reduce the intensity of the given situation. Therefore, not all tasks will apply in all situations, but control force commanders and unit leaders must identify those tasks which must be performed and then develop plans and procedures for their accomplishment. The operational and integrated tasks listed below are discussed in detail in the paragraphs and lessons to follow.

a. Operational Tasks. (1) Isolate the area. (2) Secure likely targets. (3) Control crowds or mobs. (4) Establish area control. (5) Neutralize special threats.

b. Integrated Tasks.

(1) Gather, record, and report information. (2) Apprehend violators. (3) Maintain communications. (4) Maintain mobile reserves.

(5) Inform the public. (6) Protect the fire service operations. (7) Process detained personnel.

2. Isolate the Area.

a. This task includes the restriction and sealing off of the disturbed area. The objectives of sealing off the disturbed area are to prevent the disorder from spreading to unaffected areas, to prevent escape of persons bent on expanding the disturbance, to speed up the exit of the uninvolved, and to exclude unauthorized personnel from entering the affected area. In order to prevent the disturbance from expanding in size and strength, it is critical to prevent the inflow of extra demonstrators or curious onlookers into the disturbed area.

b. When military forces are committed to helping the civil authorities in controlling civil disturbances, the situation will be beyond the capability of local law enforcement agencies and a scene of major disorder should be expected. This disorder may be characterized by small, dispersed groups which are looting, burning, and generally causing havoc in the area, or it may be characterized by large groups participating in varying degrees of illegal conduct. The initial action taken by military forces to control the disorder is critical and should include the immediate isolation of the disturbed area.

c. The initial commitment of control force personnel may be required to clear a building or an area in order to isolate the persons creating the disturbance from those not yet motivated or actively involved. The primary emphasis should be on identifying what area and who has to be isolated.

3. Isolated Techniques. There are several techniques to use when isolating a disturbed area.

a. Barricades and Roadblocks. Barricades and roadblocks are physical barriers which deny or limit entry into and exit from the disturbed area. They can be used to totally deny passage of people and vehicles or to permit certain designated categories of persons and vehicles to pass. They must be positioned so as to prevent their being bypassed, surrounded, or cut off from support. In many cases, it may be impractical to physically seal an area due to the physical and geographical considerations, such as in the case of a college campus or a suburban area.

b. Barricades Against Personnel. Civil disturbance operations contingency planning should provide for the availability of portable barricades which slow down the passage of personnel. Concertina wire is a suitable material for rapid construction and effectiveness, although wooden sawhorses, ropes, and other field expedient devices may suffice. Concertina wire should be used sparingly and only under serious circumstances as it is indicative of violent disorders.

c. Roadblocks Against Vehicles. The erection of effective roadblocks which cannot be easily breached by vehicles requires large, heavy construction materials. One item that can be stockpiled in advance is 55- gallon drums to be filled with water or earth on site. Other materials include sandbags, earthworks, trees, or heavy vehicles. Several roadblocks placed at intervals of 25 to 50 feet provide sufficient depth to prevent breaches by heavy or high-speed vehicles.

d. Construction Considerations. The construction of barricades and roadblocks should provide cover from small arms fire where this threat is likely. Provisions should be for night illumination of approaches to the position; however, care must be taken not to silhouette the personnel manning it. Construction materials which would chip or shatter upon impact by thrown objects should be covered with canvas or sandbags to prevent injuries from flying fragments. Warning signs should be placed in front of the position directing authorized personnel not to approach the position. One technique of providing a quickly erected barrier is the use of vehicles parked bumper to bumper; however, this procedure may subject the vehicles to damage by a hostile crowd. Another device which may be effectively used both as a barricade and a part of a formation is the use of a locally built frame of wood or metal with wire covering.

e. Perimeter Patrols. Perimeter patrols should be established to prevent entry or exit from the disturbed area, particularly by persons or groups trying to bypass barricades and roadblocks. These patrols operate along the outer operational boundary of the disturbed area. Perimeter patrols can be integrated with area patrol routes within the disturbed area.

f. Pass and Identification Systems. Unit, installation, or municipal contingency planning should include a pass and identification system providing for the entry and exit of authorized personnel to and from the isolated area. Procedures should be established for press personnel, emergency medical personnel, public utility work crews, and for any other personnel who have a legitimate purpose for entering and exiting the isolated area. Consideration must be given to those persons residing within the disturbed area who must travel to and from work. An effective pass and identification system requires careful and detailed planning as a contingency measure.

g. Public Utility Control. Ensure that civil authorities have established a means for controlling public utilities to include street lights, gas, electric, water, and telephone services so that they may be turned on or off to support the tactics employed by the control forces.

4. Secure Likely Targets.

a. General. Certain buildings, utilities, and services are critical to the economic and physical well-being of a community and require security to prevent disruption of essential functions. In addition, certain facilities and buildings have become symbolic targets to radical or extremist elements and should be identified and afforded protection with the priorities established. Among the likely targets to be attacked are control force command posts, billeting areas, and motor parks. Another potential problem in civil disturbance operations is the threat posed by dissident elements intent on doing bodily harm to control force personnel and civilian dignitaries in the disturbed area. When such threats exist, military personnel may have to be committed to security operations. In particular, security must be placed on armories, arsenals, hardware, and sporting good stores, pawnshops, and gunsmith establishments, or other places where weapons or ammunition are stored. To conserve manpower, consideration may be given to evacuating sensitive items, such as weapons from stores and storing them in a central facility. Priorities for physical security must be established to prevent waste of available forces on less important facilities or those which have their own physical security forces. The degree of security necessary to protect various buildings and utilities is determined by considering the following: [..............]

It goes on.... Again the page is here. I'll leave it here to get this posted now. Check it out and be sure to get a handle on CONPLAN 3502 and other aspects of domestic military operations planning frameworks -- when similar emergency/disaster scenarios happen (i.e. Katrina) you see military personnel acting like this...

REX-84 under Iran Contra was 'then', and 'now' a literal US Army war to save the criminal banks from angry mobs is basically what's planned. Under this plan a nation ripped off & crippled by LIBOR peta-scale financial scams leaves forces like the military on the hook for defending the organized ring of criminals operating banks, i.e. "services ... critical to the economic... well-being of a community". What is the Pentagon supposed to do about the fact that the critical infrastructure is often operated by the criminally insane -- the very people who have pushed the US most of the way to the point where terrifying emergency plans like those above spring to life? X-(

After London riots: Internets attention turns to Pentagon's CONPLAN 3502 - domestic military riot control & martial law style enforcement grabs attention all over Internets! Hope yet for NSSE & secret military planning awareness :)

Earlier :) Nov 20 2010: TC Indymedia Exclusive: Secret 'Trigger' & blueprint for emergency domestic military crackdown plan revealed | HongPong.com

Moar Recently: Reacting to London riots - A Little Truth about America's situation Emerged! Marc Ambinder (marcambinder) on Twitter

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A few lateral notes about the military's secret plans for civil unrest in America...

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Here's an interesting twist in the last few days — quite an awesome one! In response to the London riots, the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder tweeted about how the US military would apply USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3501 & 3502 to suppress any insurrection in the United States. It drew a flurry of tweets including Michelle Norris from NPR -- all curious about this CONPLAN situation.

Atlantic's John Hudson did a followup post expanding on the CONPLAN 3501 & 3502 military contingency plans The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots - Global - The Atlantic Wire. As always, it's nice to get indirectly referred to as a "conspiracy theorist" adjacent to the very documentation that ya dug up and posted to internets -- not sourced of course :-D

From there further writings appeared including Russia Today , the UK Daily Mail & a piece on Infowars by Kurt Nimmo. Memorable passage:)

More information can be found here. IndyMedia provided extrensive coverage, not that the New York Times or the Washington Post noticed. The establishment press was uniformly silent.

Indeed WaPo & NYT aren't too concerned but at least I got someone's attention. Also a nice writeup from FederalJack / TheIntelHub crew: Martial Law: Corporate Media Hints At Military Plans To Take On The American People During Domestic Civil Unrest

These posts in turn got re-posted all over the Internets, from NWO/martial law to prepper and other activist fora. Interesting threads or mere stubs, the word's getting around about this major element of the military's overall plan - as well as the basis for the 2012 NSSEs including G8/NATO in Chicago and the 2012 RNC & DNC.

This all spawned from the 2008 Republican National Convention & its shady NORTHCOM dimension. I wrote the story back in November laying out all the new details on the CONPLAN situation which I found on a US Army Corps of Engineers webserver. At the time it got picked up by a few forums, some excellent sites including cryptome.org, but it didn't really hit a wide audience. Perhaps that was good, since the US Army Corps left the files up all through December.

As for the disappearing files I noticed in all this since November. They only finally locked down that USACE file server after that ghastly spike in news about the Mass Die-Offs around January 2011 went down. People on forums suggested that the National Level Exercise 2011 New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake test operation could be linked to the die-offs (as in a worsening fault line would give off toxic gas killing birds in Missouri &etc). Then the files disappeared from public access at those URLS....

Obviously the other major trend has been increasing unrest around the world as food prices spiral and the debt slavery/austerity budget agenda absorbs all political power. Entire nations' sovereign debt problems are now destabilizing, as the US has remained relatively quiet in most respects.

With the increasing systemic instability – and the political class' abject failure to regulate and de-escalate the enormous financial criminal systems and the assorted chaos in areas like real estate & the war on drugs, high-frequency trading, fraudulent securitization – the expectation of bigger backstops has been increasing... so it's important everyone finds out!

How much longer till the National Guard is called out?In such circumstances it's far better for everyone caught in the middle to have a general handle on the CONPLAN type background information. I really hoped that sharing the info would serve as an advance warning – a Paul Revere kind of message.

Now many many more people know about CONPLAN 3502. Makes me happy :) Just for kicks I am posting a huge list. Most of it's crossposts, but there are a few lively forum threads and really all of these sites appear to be "keeping tabs" in their own unique ways. Even if I would not agree with all of their content (even maniacs like the Klan noticed the story :-[ ), I hope all these people can respect I helped finally alert them to the keystone chunks of the most alarming layers in the scheme. Even people with detestable political views deserve to know about this kind of secret planning for military control!

That's some Real America going on right there.... that's how we roll :-D

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Also briefly - something about CONPLAN 5029 for North Korea Collapse / Emergency US coordination with China leaked out??? CONPLAN 5029 cedes controt to U.S. and China in N.Korean emergency : North Korea : Home - from a collectively owned Korean newspaper?? Interesting peeps at the Hankyoreh .

Also interesting from 2006 - CONPLAN 8022 - Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - ‘US had designs on Iran before Iraq invasion’

Running a quick google search for "CONPLAN" filtered to the last week or so (Aug 15 to Aug 8) turns up dozens of posts & crossposts.

America’s response to London riots — RT <- Russia Today!

With civil unrest spreading into the western world, the US is readying what to do should mass riots break out state-side.

What exactly is the official plan of action should the government need to step in and squash demonstrators? Send the military after minorities.

Marc Ambinder, a White House correspondent at The National Journal, writes that the armed forces have plans should widespread riots infiltrate America.

“If what happened in London ever happened in the US, the military has plans – CONPLAN 3501 and 3502 – to suppress the insurrection,” writes Ambinder. The instructions contained with the CONPLAN guidelines are believed to be initiatives that the US can enact during times of domestic disturbances.

According to GlobalSecurity.org, CONPLAN 3502 is what the military can put into play if state and local authorities are subjected to mass rioting. They say that the instructions in CONPLAN 3502 outline that "Tasks performed by military forces may include joint patrolling with law enforcement officers; securing key buildings, memorials, intersections and bridges; and acting as a quick reaction force."

LONDON RIOTS: How US would deal with UK riots - send in the Army | Mail Online <- the Daily Mail used the image from the presentation I posted in November :-D

How The U.S. will deal With U.K. Style Riots « slow33

American Preppers Network • View topic - "CONPLAN 3501 AND 3502"

Is CONPLAN 3501 and 3502 part of demand destruction? - Yahoo! Answers

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WHAT THE HECK IS CONPLAN 3501 and 3502????" - SodaHead

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CONPLAN 3501 and 3502 -US Plans In Case of Mass Social Unrest/Riots - Anonymous has sort-of noticed oh good

Screen shot 2011-08-15 at 4.37.16 AM.png America’s response to London riots - Inteltoday RT repost

IS THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY AND HORROR OF MARTIAL LAW COMING..NO WAY..HIAL MARY..! - TCUnation - commentary "SATAN IS A LIAR...!"

U.S. Plan for London Like Riots – Use of Military – CONPLAN 2502 | Dprogram.net

Sherrie Questioning All: U.S. Plan for London Like Riots - Use of Military - CONPLAN 2502

America’s response to London riots « Evil of indifference

Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots | The Line in the Sand

A link to USARNORTH conplan 3501: martial law in case of "emergency" in order to so called " defend - 12160

Martial Law in America – Conplan 3502 Exposed – NORTHCOM FEMA RNC G20 Civil Disturbance | law- article directory

CONPLAN « Full Metal Cynic < - Angry monkey :)

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Big Education Ape: The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots - Global - The Atlantic Wire

The New World Order Update: Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots

Posted earlier in May with my video -- SO AWESOME. I AM Buddy, The BUDDHA From Mississippi ™: Martial Law in America - Conplan 3502 Exposed - NORTHCOM FEMA RNC G20 Civil Disturbance <- these guys had a truly head-turning piece of political art -- oh Man What a LOL :-D via here. Complete w mean Blackwater black helicopter

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Project Wake-Up Call: CONPLAN 3501/3502 < - zesty site :)

The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots | Truth Is Scary <- JFK / crop circles / pyramids - notes on the multiverse

Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots | PEOPLEUNLIKEUS

America’s response to London riots | Before It's News

The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots, page 1 - AboveTopSecret forum

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The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots « CRISISBOOM - mm silver

The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots | Pacific Rim Trading International - related to above? drupalized :)

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The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots (The Unhived Mind III) My favorite response presented by the official voice of TheUnhivedMind (the definitive forum for the deets vs weird Knights of Malta / Vatican intrigues!) [alt link]

Here you go folks they're telling you they're ready to bring in Martial Law in the U.S. very quickly once the riots are kicked off by The Worshipful Company of Fuellers and The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals over there through the Central Intelligence Agency, British Secret Intelligence Service and the Senior Executive Service. In the U.S. its not the police preparing the U.K. style riots, its the MILITARY, smell the coffee folks. All under The Pentagon controlled by the Fuellers.

This pertains to the interesting British Livery Company system of control for the City of London which goes back centuries before MI-5 and MI-6.

infinite unknown: The US Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots: "It almost appears they want us to revolt so they can impose martial law. The injustice I see everywhere makes it difficult for me to remember this is America. All our civil rights are gone. Habeas Corpus, a right of man for well over 800 years is gone."

How U.S. would deal with UK-style riots - qwstnevrythg.com

The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots « The Daily Attack - what is this site??

The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots - USA Hitman Forum - auto linked: The Army's Bold Plan to Turn Soldiers Into Telepaths :-D

The U.S./Canadian Military's Plan for London-Like Riots - the Canadian NORTHCOM dimension catches notice!

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The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots - Lunatic outpost chatty thread

U.S. Plan for London like Riots - Malaysia forum thoughtful LOLcat response heh

worship2_dees-jpg.jpegMartial Law: Corporate Media Hints At Military Plans To Take On The American People During Domestic Civil Unrest | Truth Frequency News - you have got to dig that clip art they threw in :-D the sp00ky eyes :-D

Martial Law: Corporate Media Hints At Military Plans - Survivalist Forum - they are interested! Quite interested!

The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots | Old-Thinker News

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**Urgent** Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots - The Apricity Forum: Cultural & Ethnic European Preservation <- um that is a pretty sketchy sounding forum :(

The Kick Them All Out Project - Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots

operation Garden plot « The Burning Platform

America’s response to London riots | End the Lie - Independent News

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mOole - Развлекательный блого-новостной портал - the Russians are advised of the CONPLAN! They posted my image :)

Revealed: How U.S. would deal with UK-style riots... by sending the Army to areas with 'large numbers of minority groups' -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net

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Action is my duty, Reward is not my concern - The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots (The Atlantic)

Media Reveals Military Martial Law Plans To Deal With American Civic Unrest - alexanderhiggins blog

Command Structure - crossposts emerge!

Lucianne.com News Forum - Thread - frickin Lucianne Goldberg's forum!

Will New Madrid Earthquake Happen Soon? - Topix

The American white people are more concerned about mistreating the Black once-slave of America than America is concerned with any nation on earth that is attacking her out-lying posts.(The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots) – This weblog is for sounding DIVINE TRUTH in the ears of the dead! - I think this is a Nation of Islam blog.

Revealed: How U.S. would deal with UK-style riots… by sending the Army to areas with ‘large numbers of minority groups’ | - fonky site with crop circles & weirdNews

The U.S. Military’s Plan for London-Like Riots | Brian Brown's Official Website

RBN radio : Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots | Republic Broadcasting Network

Operation Garden Plot, Insurrection and CONPLAN 3502 – Hayden’s Note on Katrina Attached - Truth is Treason:

It is my belief that Operation Garden Plot and Noble Eagle-like activation was witnessed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. I was a police officer there at the time and it fulfilled the plan to a T. Joint patrols with civil authorities, checkpoints for major arteries in and out of the city, soldiers and Humvees stationed at major intersections and bridges, assistance in imposing an unlawful curfew against all citizens, gun confiscation, and even business checks. These “patrols” involved the use of thermal image cameras mounted on the Humvees, looking for warm bodies moving through the darkness and debris, riding with various SWAT teams and responding to gun fights, looting and even conducting traffic stops and simple drug enforcement.

Conplan 3502 Exposed - SECRET US PLANS FOR DOMESTIC MILITARY CRACKDOWN

Secret Plans for Domestic Military Crackdown Published by Mistake - earlier thread - really funny from threepercenters

http://www.noonehastodietomorrow.com/agenda/policestate/2973-2973

Finally one other thing Civilian Law Enforcement – Military Cooperation (CLEMCC) - the International Association of Chiefs of Police is a nasty little trade association run from and funded by the heart of the military industrial complex in Virginia - they appear constantly as a major Pusher in matters like this. My friend Kaye at Axxiom for Liberty is constantly bumping into IACP stuff.

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also: http://www.benzinga.com/11/08/1853121/operation-garden-plot-insurrection...

weird mirror / mill? http://dailyme.com/story/2011081100004236/operation-garden-plot-insurrec...

also creepy stuff like this seems to be remixing it all together - a spewky tale of foreign troops and FEMA camp roundups. Military Insider Reveals Martial Law Plans ► Martial Law and FEMA Camps ► Part 1 - YouTube "because American soldiers are not going to take Americans to concentration camps".... hmmm. also *ALERT* FEMA NLE 2011 The Destruction of America Explained - YouTube etc.

Anyway we will leave it there for now -- as for Martial Law -- I warned you guys OK?!

Friday Evening: It's time to expose teh secret ops live on radio! Friday November 19th on AxXiom for Liberty LIVE-CONPLAN Secret Ops exposed!

 

Hey everyone, the big story is finally getting released. This should clarify a lot of confusing dimensions to what's really been going on. And a huge relief to deal with - after months of work!

It's a messy one - but really important. Tune into RuleOfLawRadio.com tonite, Fri Nov 19th  -- if I have ever done ya a favor - or even written something which amused you - please return it by helping to spread this story to anyone, anyone affected by the Gulf disaster, concerns about martial law, natural disasters, FEMA, Northcom, Homeland Security, the G20, RNC, DNC2012 (!) etc. More-or-less I tripped over the core of the damn thing so here's what the real deal is.

The story will be here on HongPong.com, TC.Indymedia.org, and ExceptionMag.com. Or tune into AM stations around the Heartland, where they ought to hear about it....

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Friday November 19th on AxXiom for Liberty LIVE-CONPLAN Secret Ops exposed!

One of the best independent researchers I know will be unveiling for the first time the results of some very interesting research.

Dan Feidt is the go to guy when it comes to Fusion CentersThe Military Industrial Complex, anything intel, info ops or top secret government documents.   He is also a boots on the ground activist and citizen reporter  and can tell you just how to deal with surly legislators, corrupt officials and the government spies that think that every gathering of citizens is an angry mob on the verge of an uprising.

He has been working on this story since April and has been driving me crazy with hints of what it is all about.  I have just now gotten a sneak peek of the information and will just say that it was worth the wait!

You won’t want to miss this show!

In brief, Dan has found “new military documents really maps out the latest revisions of how the system works when the 'military hits American streets'. It's about FEMA, Northcom, how they plan out domestic emergencies and crackdowns like the RNC/G20 - hard proof of new revisions to secret military plans they've run since the '68 conventions & Kent State.”

On Friday Nov 19th Dan will post the links for these eye-opening documents that we ask you to hit them quick, download and share because once this story is out those docs will be gone!  

 

The evidence will be posted shortly before the show at 5:30 pm at these locations.

 www.tc.indymedia.org

www.hongpong.com

 www.exceptionmag.com

"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth." 
-- Albert Einstein, letter to a friend, 1901

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