December 18, 2008

U.S. Army War College warns of "strategic shock;" massive unrest inside USA

WASHINGTON — The United States could be sleep-walking into its next crisis, a military report is saying.

The report by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute, said that a defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help the United States that would rival the Al Qaida strikes in 2001, termed a "strategic shock."

The report cited the prospect of . . . . . massive unrest in the United States.

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,"

"The United States might also consider the prospect that hostile state and/or nonstate actors ( Editor's note: I think he means guys like me) might individually or in concert combine hybrid methods effectively to resist U.S. influence in a nonmilitary manner," the report said. "This is clearly an emerging trend."

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