Friday, December 19, 2008

Known Unknowns: Unconventional "Strategic Shocks" in Defense Strategy Development

Numerous articles have cited the following policy papers at the Strategic Studies Institute at the United States Army War College regarding the Army's belief that a certain "strategic shock" event will likely lead to massive civil unrest here in the USA.
The report by the U.S. Army College's Strategic Institute, said that a defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help the United States cope with a series of unexpected crises that would rival the Al Qaida strikes in 2001, termed a "strategic shock."

The report cited the prospect of the collapse of a nuclear state leading to massive unrest in the United States, Middle East Newsline reported.

"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 report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, said.

Source: U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute

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