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Government~ 2020/2025 Project: Changing Nature of Warfare & International Futures

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posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 06:09 PM
First let me start of with saying, that this is some interesting stuff. Also that the information which follows is from the group who our "government policymakers" listen to when deciding "policy action". Below will be a list of selected quotes and the appropriate link for each.

If this thread generates debate or not isn't an issue, so much as it is felt we should know what they do. This will better help us understand how and why certain key officials do the things they have and will do.

I have seen many members and anon individuals discuss their desire for change.

This is an opportunity to better comprehend the basis and perspectives for such change. It is not enough to just want it, one must understand the degrees involved. With the following links it will be easier to see how those who do make such changes are advised about conclusions on world policy.

It is my hope that we can take the same material they have been given, and see a different course or path which may have been over looked. If not, then at the least those who care enough to try and understand, have the subjects available that will be issues in our worlds future.

With that said, please see provided quotes from sourced links, much of this material is very detailed and will be a reading effort. I hope you find it as valuable and interesting as I did.

The whole international system—as constructed following WWII—will be revolutionized. Not only will new players—Brazil, Russia, India and China— have a seat at the international high table, they will bring new stakes and rules of the game.
The unprecedented transfer of wealth roughly from West to East now under way will continue for the foreseeable future.
Unprecedented economic growth, coupled with 1.5 billion more people, will put pressure on resources—particularly energy, food, and water—raising the specter of scarcities emerging as demand outstrips supply.
The potential for conflict will increase owing partly to political turbulence in parts of the greater Middle East.
Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

As with the earlier NIC efforts—Global Trends 2010 and Global Trends 2015—the project's primary goal is to provide US policymakers with a view of how the world developments could evolve, identifying opportunities and potentially negative developments that might warrant policy action. We also hope this paper stimulates a broader discussion of value to educational and policy institutions at home and abroad.

We consulted experts from around the world in a series of regional conferences to offer a truly global perspective.
Mapping the Global Future 2020 Project

The NIC 2020 Project held a workshop on the "Changing Nature of Warfare" in Washington DC. Key topics and questions focused on:

Surveying the prospects for conflict around the world between today and 2020.
What are the contemporary characteristics of war that are likely to persist into the future? How can we tell, are there signposts? And, what are the characteristics of contemporary conflict that are likely to be consigned to the dustbin of history by 2020?
What are the emerging characteristics of war?
Changing Nature of Warfare

International Futures (IFs) is a large-scale, long-term, integrated global modeling system. It represents demographic, economic, energy, agricultural, socio-political, and environmental subsystems for 182 countries interacting in the global system. The central purpose of IFs is to facilitate exploration of global futures through alternative scenarios. The model is integrated with a large database containing values for its many foundational data series since 1960. Through this web site IFs is freely available to users both on-line and in downloadable form.
International Futures

Using International Futures (IFs)

posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 06:46 PM
Too bad they have morons and snake oil salesmen on their brainstorming panel.

We need real change, not handpicked yes men who will serve the PTB for a dollar.

Hopefully their harebrained plans (which probably includes a series of wars and generated crises) will no longer be in vogue by 2014.

But I guess people without any real skills need jobs, so that's where those consultants will come in.

posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 06:47 PM
A big can of worms you have opened here, I found this piece just minutes ago and thought how dispairing and bleak it is to have a confirmed Socialist country in control of our Ports and borders. We are still a Democracy and that is something they have no desire to become or respect. We are not even allowed to connect via computers with Chinese, and yet we surrender our Ports and Borders willingly?

The task would be daunting at best to keep our ports and borders free of terrorist opportunities if we have complete control, yet we continue to take astronomical risks in the choices for our most vulnerable access to our country.

Will this issue be the weakest link in the assurance of our security?

November 20, 2008

With All Eyes on Obama, Port of Los Angeles Security Under Control of Chinese President’s Son

The Port has purchased with $1.7 million American tax dollars via a “port security grant” awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland security, a mobile X-ray scanning system, mounted on a Mack Truck chassis. The scanning system is owned by Nuctech Company Limited, owned outright by Hu Haifeng, the son of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

The only reason I can imagine US Homeland Security allowing this, would be to protect continuity of commerce between US and China.

I know I do not feel safer for this bargain which I have paid for with my purchases and tax dollars.

[edit on 20-11-2008 by antar]

posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 07:52 PM
This is a very well thought out thread, I figured it could possibly take legs?


posted on Nov, 21 2008 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by antar

Good addition, and if I must, and I do. This ports security should be the primary interest of our nations defense. For having a foreign service provide for our borders is a higher risk than I would be comfortable taking.

Also, thank you for the bump, but I doubt many will find real world events to be more relevant than wishful fantasies and schemes of illusion. What I'm saying is, from past experience people will ignore the facts over their own views as they wish them to be.

Often enough, some believe if they ignore some thing it will go away, how ever that is not that case. But another possibility is that no one really cares to understand why our government makes the decisions they do, and will blindly go along with what is decided. Only to complain and moan about a better way it could have been done, when of course not offering a solution.

Again, this topic does have a debatable merit, however I meant it more for an educational purpose than a discussion based. It would not hurt my feelings to see members post their comments, it is just that I doubt enough care for this information to bother.

Can we blame them, when aliens are abducting and UFOs are to be reported.
Of course having a deeper understanding of how the US gov is going to decide it's future international policies is no where as important as seeing which secret society really controls the pacts between the worlds leaders.

I can't blame people for ignoring the relevant when there so many conspiracies to worry about.

The real conspiracy, is that so few can focus on what happens behind the curtain, instead they get caught up in the shimmering folds it uses to conceal.

posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 03:14 AM
Just wanted to bump this thread for awareness.

It seems much of what has been mentioned in the linked sources, is rearing its ugly head.
I highly advise those who see this thread to read the information, and consider that our economic future is being engineered for the worse.

To put profit in already deep pockets.

History only repeats, because we let it.

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