Thursday, October 27, 2011

EXPOSING MURDER: Federal Judge Myron Thompson...A story by Real Insiders ...

EXPOSING MURDER: Federal Judge Myron Thompson...

Appointed to bench Sept. 1980 After representing narcotics officer’s widow...

By John Caylor

A story by Real Insiders ...

On the cold foggy night of January 31, 1979, Dothan, Alabama, “narcotics officer
Sgt. Robert Jackson” pulled into his driveway at 10:30 P.M. and was immediately
shotgunned to death from a double barrel 12 gage sawed-off shotgun by “Jimmy
Albritton, a Florida man” who was never identified as the shooter of the Mafia
contract murder - despite being a police officer.

Sgt. Jackson’s murder is the longest running murder cover up in Alabama’s and possibly
the nation’s history.

It has never been acknowledged or investigated and all reference to Jackson’s name or
his murder has been buried since “Myron Thompson persuaded Jackson’s widow to file
a civil law suit against the City of Dothan, Alabama.“

Thompson was immediately appointed a federal Judge and served as Chief Judge from
1991 to 98. All reference to Thompson’s former private law practice at Dothan, Alabama
has since been buried. Judge Thompson is the “Alabama Casino Bribery Judge.”

Civil Rights Attorney, Fred Gray who thought he was the nominee to the bench "was
floored" when he received a phone call from Alabama Senator Howell Heflin, Alabama of
the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in the middle of the night while attending a
convention in Texas," according to my source (The family member who heard the death
bed confession of W.D. Williams, an Alabama car dealer - who hired the hit) spoke to
Gray and he continued that Gray related to him that Thompson was approved before
he was even nominated.

There is a long list of people who have been murdered which may now be tied back to
the contract murder of Sgt. Robert Jackson. First and foremost should be the death of
my former case agent, “Bobby Sides,” a United States Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
agent, in 1981. Since that dreadful time in my life I’ve taken on a dogged determined effort
to bring these people to justice. I’ve gone through pure hell - as my life nears the
end the answers have suddenly come in person from people who, like me, have been
deeply involved and can’t shake loose from the truth, which Judge Thompson and these
evil people have insisted on concealing. I’ll admit that I have a personal stake in these
casino gambling and other racketeering caes involving all these people that I will put out
in the next few days - If I’m alive.

Being an investigative journalist, starting in my early twenties in 1970 working both
broadcast and print, then publishing an investigate reporting magazine in the Panhandle
of Florida for four years, now on-line with “”, my long experience
certainly gives me a better view of what is needed if anything to insure the free flow of
ideas and thought in our so-called democratic republic.

First and foremost, government interference and capitalism has failed to produce
anything resembling a free press since it’s inception. News reports have always been
biased and unfair and based upon advertising dollars, political bullying, or outright
lies, intimidation and physical violence and threats or very real arrests by law enforcement
officials who have most always been worse than the gangsters I’ve reported
on in over 40 years.

The misinformed public has always voted for corrupt politicians and pinned a gun and
badge on the biggest crooks in America, compliments of the corporate press who started
out as circular and funny paper printers looking for a way to feed their families.
They soon wound up being jailed, bullied and swayed to write all things favorable to
would be kings or their presses were burned and their lives shattered.

Over the past several decades I have often left the media business and started up
profitable computer and technology companies only to close them down and return to
my first love and that has always been uncovering and exposing the truth, being the
ass and controversial independent knowing my life has always been about doing the
right thing for society and not just my own wallet.

It’s difficult to explain to this generation of American’s who don’t give a damn about
the idea of freedom and what it really means to be at the forefront of the battle for
independence and equal justice for all.

I’m now 61 years old and tired because of all those battles fought with little money
and support from my loyal readers. The last two years I’ve been a fugitive from justice
from the state of Florida, whose politicians wanted to be rid of me so bad that they
outlawed free speech and managed to arrest me for requesting copies of public records
at the Bay County Courthouse in 2006, in connection with the boot camp death
case of a 14-year old black teenager.

More later - other media people who want to find me - Please call 360-656-5669 as
this is where I am now hiding near the Canadian and U.S. border as far away as you
can get without leaving my beloved country. My National Press Club in Washington,
D.C. membership contact information is incorrect since I have been in hiding....

The Dönmeh: The Middle East’s Most Whispered Secret...

The Dönmeh: The Middle East’s Most Whispered Secret (Part II)...

"What will surprise those who may already be surprised about the Dönmeh connection to Turkey, is the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia."

Behind the whispers in Saudi Arabia.....

Part I

What will surprise those who may already be surprised about the Dönmeh connection to Turkey, is the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi Mukhabarat (General Military Intelligence Directorate) Top Secret report, “The Emergence of Wahhabism and its Historical Roots,” dated September 2002 and released on March 13, 2008, by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in translated English form, points to the Dönmeh roots of the founder of the Saudi Wahhabi sect of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab. Much of the information is gleaned from the memoirs of a “Mr. Humfer,” (as spelled in the DIA report, “Mr. Hempher” as spelled the historical record) a British spy who used the name “Mohammad,” claimed to be an Azeri who spoke Turkish, Persian, and Arabic and who made contact with Wahhab in the mid-18th century with a view of creating a sect of Islam that would eventually bring about an Arab revolt against the Ottomans and pave the way for the introduction of a Jewish state in Palestine. Humfer’s memoirs are recounted by the Ottoman writer and admiral Ayyub Sabri Pasha in his 1888 work, “The Beginning and Spreading of Wahhabism.”

In his book, The Dönmeh Jews, D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis, Rifat Salim Kabar reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.” In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdel Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.

The Iraqi report also makes some astounding claims about the Saud family. It cites Abdul Wahhab Ibrahim al-Shammari’s book, The Wahhabi Movement: The Truth and Roots, which states that King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia monarch, was descended from Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, a Jewish merchant also from Basra. In Nejd, Moishe joined the Aniza tribe and changed his name to Markhan bin Ibrahim bin Musa. Eventually, Mordechai married off his son, Jack Dan, who became Al-Qarn, to a woman from the Anzah tribe of the Nejd. From this union, the future Saud family was born.

The Iraqi intelligence document reveals that the researcher Mohammad Sakher was the subject of a Saudi contract murder hit for his examination into the Sauds’ Jewish roots. In Said Nasir’s book, The History of the Saud Family, it is maintained that in 1943, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Abdullah bin Ibrahim al Muffadal, paid Muhammad al Tamami to forge a family tree showing that the Sauds and Wahhabs were one family that descended directly from the Prophet Mohammed.

At the outset of World War I, a Jewish British officer from India, David Shakespeare, met with Ibn Saud in Riyadh and later led a Saudi army that defeated a tribe opposed to Ibn Saud. In 1915, Ibn Saud met with the British envoy to the Gulf region, Bracey Cocas. Cocas made the following offer to Ibn Saud: “I think this is a guarantee for your endurance as it is in the interest of Britain that the Jews have a homeland and existence, and Britain’s interests are, by all means, in your interest.” Ibn Saud, the descendant of Dönmeh from Basra, responded: “Yes, if my acknowledgement means so much to you, I acknowledge thousand times granting a homeland to the Jews in Palestine or other than Palestine.” Two years later, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, in a letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Zionists, stated: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people . . .” The deal had the tacit backing of two of the major players in the region, both descendant from Dönmeh Jews who supported the Zionist cause, Kemal Ataturk and Ibn Saud. The present situation in the Middle East should be seen in this light but the history of the region has been purged by certain religious and political interests for obvious reasons.

After World War I, the British facilitated the coming to power of the Saud regime in the former Hejaz and Nejd provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The Sauds established Wahhabism as the state religion of the new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, like the Kemalist Dönmeh in Turkey, began to move against other Islamic beliefs and sects, including the Sunnis and Shi’as. The Wahhabi Sauds accomplished what the Kemalist Dönmeh were able to achieve in Turkey: a fractured Middle East that was ripe for Western imperialistic designs and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel.

Deep states and Dönmeh

During two visits to Turkey in 2010, I had the opportunity of discussing the Ergenekon “deep state” with leading Turkish officials. It was more than evident that discussions about the Ergenekon network and its “foreign” connections are a highly-sensitive subject. However, it was also whispered by one high-ranking Turkish foreign policy official that there were other “deep states” in surrounding nations and Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria were mentioned by name. Considering the links between Ergenekon and the Dönmeh in Turkey and the close intelligence and military links between the Dönmeh-descendent Sauds and Wahhabis in Arabia, the reports of close links between ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his intelligence chief Omar Suleiman and the Binyamin Netanyahu government in Israel may be seen in an entirely new light… And it would explain Erdogan’s support for Egypt’s revolution: in Turkey, it was a democratic revolution that curbed the influence of the Dönmeh. The influence of Wahhabi Salafists in Libya’s new government also explains why Erdogan was keen on establishing relations with the Benghazi-based rebels to help supplant the influence of the Wahhabis, the natural allies of his enemies, the Dönmeh (Ergenekon) of Turkey.

Erdogan’s desire to set the historical record straight by restoring history purged by the Kemalists and Dönmeh has earned him vitriolic statements from Israel’s government that he is a neo-Ottomanist who is intent on forming an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab countries. Clearly, the Dönmeh and their Zionist brethren in Israel and elsewhere are worried about Dönmeh and Zionist historical revisionism, including their role in the Armenian and Assyrian genocide, and their genocide denial being exposed.

In Egypt, which was once an Ottoman realm, it was a popular revolution that tossed out what may have amounted to the Dönmeh with regard to the Mubarak regime. The Egyptian “Arab Spring” also explains why the Israelis were quick to kill six Egyptian border police so soon after nine Turkish passengers were killed aboard the Mavi Marmara, some in execution style, by Israeli troops. Dönmeh doctrine is rife with references to the Old Testament Amalekites, a nomadic tribe ordered attacked by the Hebrews from Egypt by the Jewish God to make room for Moses’s followers in the southern region of Palestine. In the Book of Judges, God unsuccessfully commands Saul: “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, and infant, ox, and sheep, camel and donkey.” The Dönmeh, whose doctrine is also present in Hasidic and other orthodox sects of Judaism, appear to have no problem substituting the Armenians, Assyrians, Turks, Kurds, Egyptians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Iranians, and Palestinians for the Amalekites in carrying out their military assaults and pogroms.

With reformist governments in Turkey and Egypt much more willing to look into the background of those who have split the Islamic world, Ataturk in Turkey and Mubarak in Egypt, the Sauds are likely very much aware that it is only a matter of time before their links, both modern and historical, to Israel will be fully exposed. It makes sense that the Sauds have been successful in engineering a dubious plot involving Iranian government agents trying to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington in an unnamed Washington, DC restaurant. The Iraqi intelligence report could have been referring to the Zionists and Dönmeh when it stated, “it strives to . . . [the] killing of Muslims, destructing, and promoting the turmoil.” In fact, the Iraqi intelligence report was referring to the Wahhabis.

With new freedom in Turkey and Egypt to examine their pasts, there is more reason for Israel and its supporters, as well as the Sauds, to suppress the true histories of the Ottoman Empire, secular Turkey, the origins of Israel, and the House of Saud. With various players now angling for war with Iran, the true history of the Dönmeh and their influence on past and current events in the Middle East becomes more important...


Friday, October 14, 2011

War-The Fiscal Stimulus of Last Resort for the utterly corrupt and criminal US ZOG.....

War-The Fiscal Stimulus of Last Resort for the utterly corrupt and criminal US ZOG.....

By Ellen Brown

“War! Good God, ya’ll. What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’!”

So went the Bruce Springsteen pop hit of the 1980s, first produced as an anti-Vietnam War song in 1969. The song echoed popular sentiment. The Vietnam War ended. Then the Cold War ended. Yet military spending remains the government’s number one expenditure. When veterans’ benefits and other past military costs are factored in, half the government’s budget now goes to the military/industrial complex. Protesters have been trying to stop this juggernaut ever since the end of World War II, yet the war machine is more powerful and influential than ever.

Why? The veiled powers pulling the strings no doubt have their own dark agenda, but why has our much-trumpeted system of political democracy not been able to stop them?

The answer may involve our individualistic, laissez-faire brand of capitalism, which forbids the government to compete with private business except in cases of “national emergency.” The problem is that private business needs the government to get money into people’s pockets and stimulate demand. The process has to start somewhere, and government has the tools to do it. But in our culture, any hint of “socialism” is anathema. The result has been a state of “national emergency” has had to be declared virtually all of the time, just to get the government’s money into the economy.

Other avenues being blocked, the productive civilian economy has been systematically sucked into the non-productive military sector, until war is now our number one export. War is where the money is and where the jobs are. The United States has been turned into a permanent war economy and military state.

War as Economic Stimulus

The notion that war is good for the economy goes back at least to World War II. Critics of Keynesian-style deficit spending insisted that it was war, not deficit spending, that got the U.S. out of the Great Depression.

But while war may have triggered the surge in productivity that followed, the reason war worked was that it opened the deficit floodgates. The war was a huge stimulus to economic growth, not because it was a cost-effective use of resources, but because nobody worries about deficits in wartime.

In peacetime, on the other hand, when the government was not supposed to engage in competitive enterprise. As Nobel Prize winner Frederick Soddy observed:

The old extreme laissez-faire policy of individualistic economics jealously denied to the State the right of competing in any way with individuals in the ownership of productive enterprise, out of which monetary interest or profit can be made . . . .

In the 1930s, the government was allowed to invest in such domestic ventures as the Tennessee Valley Authority, but this was largely because private sector investors did not believe they could turn a sufficient profit on the projects themselves. The upshot was that the years between 1933 and 1937 proved to be the biggest cyclical boom in U.S. history. Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 12 percent rate and nominal GDP grew at a 14 percent rate. But when the economy appeared to be back on its feet in 1937, Roosevelt was leaned on to cut back on public investment. The result was a surge in unemployment. The economic boom died and the economy slipped back into depression.

World War II reversed this cycle by re-opening the money spigots. “National security” trumped all, as Congress spent with reckless abandon to “preserve our way of life.” The all-out challenge of World War II allowed Congress to fund a flurry of industrial activity, as it ran up a tab on the national credit card that was 120% of GDP.

The government ran up the largest debt in its history. Yet the hyperinflation, currency devaluation, and economic collapse predicted by the deficit hawks did not occur. Rather, the machinery and infrastructure built during that booming period set the nation up to lead the world in productivity for the next half century. By the 1970s, the debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped from 120% to less than 40%, not because people sacrificed to pay back the debt, but because the economy was so productive that GDP rose to close the gap.

Stimulus Without War

World War II may have created jobs; but like all wars, it took a terrible toll. Economist John Maynard Keynes observed:

Pyramid-building, earthquakes, even wars may serve to increase wealth, if the education of our statesmen on the principles of the classical economics stands in the way of anything better. [Emphasis added.]

War was the economic stimulus of last resort when politicians were so confused in their understanding of economics that they would not allow the government to go into debt except for national emergencies. But Keynes said there are less destructive ways to get money into people’s pockets and stimulate the economy. Workers could be paid to dig ditches and fill them back up, and it would stimulate the economy. What a lagging economy needed was simply demand (available purchasing power). Demand would then stimulate businesses to produce more “supply”, creating more jobs and driving productivity. The key was that demand (money to spend) must come first.

The Chinese have put workers to work building massive malls and apartment buildings, many of which are standing empty for lack of customers and purchasers. It may be a wasteful use of resources, but it has succeeded in putting wages in workers’ pockets, giving them the purchasing power to spend on products and services, stimulating economic growth; and unlike wasteful war spending, the Chinese approach has not involved death and destruction.

A less costly alternative would be Milton Friedman’s hypothetical solution: simply drop money from helicopters. This has been linked to “quantitative easing” (QE), but QE as currently applied is not what Friedman described. The money has not been showered on the people and the local economy, putting money in people’s pockets, stimulating spending. It has been dropped into the reserve accounts of banks, where it has simply accumulated without reaching the productive economy. “Excess” reserves of $1.6 trillion are now sitting in reserve accounts at the Federal Reserve. A helicopter drop of the sort proposed by Friedman has not been tried.

A Better Solution

War, digging ditches, and dropping money from helicopters could all work to stimulate demand and increase purchasing power, but there are better alternatives. Today we have major unmet needs — infrastructure that is falling apart, overcrowded classrooms, energy systems waiting for development, research labs in need of funding. The most cost-effective solution today would be for the government to stimulate the economy by spending on work that actually improves the standard of living of the people.

This could be done while actually reducing the national debt. In a recent article, David Swanson cites a study by Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe, looking at the $60 billion lost by the Pentagon to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan. They calculated that this money could have created 193,000 more jobs than its military use created, if diverted to domestic commercial purposes. Swanson goes on:

There are some other calculations in the same study . . . . If we had spent that $60 billion on clean energy, we would have created (directly or indirectly) 330,000 more jobs. If we'd spent it on healthcare, we'd have created 480,000 more jobs. And if we'd spent it on education, we'd have created 1.05 million more jobs. . . .

Let's say we want to create 29 million jobs in 10 years. That's 2.9 million each year. Here's one way to do it. Take $100 billion from the Department of Defense and move it into education. That creates 1.75 million jobs per year. Take another $50 billion and move it into healthcare spending. There's an additional 400,000 jobs. Take another $100 billion and move it into clean energy. There's another 550,000 jobs. And take another $62 billion and turn it into tax cuts, generating an additional 200,000 jobs. Now the military spending in the Department of Energy, the State Department, Homeland Security, and so forth have not been touched. And the Department of Defense has been cut back to about $388 billion, which is to say: more than it was getting 10 years ago when our country went collectively insane.

Labor and resources are sitting idle while the bogeyman of “deficits” deprives the population of the goods and services they could create. Diverting a portion of our massive war spending to peaceful use could add jobs, improve living standards, and add infrastructure, while reducing the national debt and balancing the government’s budget by increasing the tax base and government revenues.

Prepared for “The Military Industrial Complex at 50”, a conference in Charlottesville, VA, September 16-18, 2011.

Monday, October 03, 2011

SOCOM Boss Discusses “training proxy native forces and the machinations of the infamous White House Murder INC,... to overthrow hostile governments...

SOCOM Boss Discusses “training proxy native forces and the machinations of the infamous White House Murder INC,... to overthrow hostile governments...”...

[This is as close as we will ever come to hearing a military official admitting that Americans are just as guilty of operating "proxy forces" in the AfPak region as Pakistan is....and in various parts of the World, using the infamous White House Murder INC,... What you will never hear one admit is that the forces USA are training and the missions they are training them for are TERRORISM, plain and simple. The good old USA is the number one trainer and supporter of terrorist forces in the world today, using the most infamous White House Murder INC,... . And it is not just proxy terrorism that American Special Forces and CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE/BND... are guilty of, it is the "direct action" missions in targeted countries, which amount to bombings, extra-judicial assassinations and sabotage, intended to implicate the host governments and militaries in "false flag" attacks.... Terrorism is terrorism, even when it is the work of USA's ZOG own hands.]

Special operations forces who specialize in indirect action to stand up local security forces are achieving even more success in Afghanistan than Joint Special Operations Command’s kill-or-capture operations, according to the admiral who commanded JSOC until early summer.

Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, Adm. Bill McRaven, the new head of U.S. Special Operations Command, pledged to increase the resources of the regional special operations commands that focus primarily on indirect action.

“I believe that our future — SOCOM’s future — lies in the theater special operations forces and making sure that they are robust enough to handle the problems in their particular geographic areas,” he said Sept. 22.

The special ops community that McRaven now commands has long been divided between units that specialize in direct action, or “kinetic,” kill-or-capture missions and those that specialize in indirect action, such as unconventional warfare (training a proxy native force to overthrow a hostile government) and foreign internal defense (training friendly host-nation forces to combat an insurgency).

The largest force that specializes in indirect action, indeed, the largest single element in SOCOM, is the Army’s Special Forces, for whom direct action is just one of seven doctrinal missions.

The most elite direct action forces fall under the operational control of JSOC, headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

They include 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, or Delta Force, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 75th Ranger Regiment (all Army units) and the Navy’s Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru (sometimes called SEAL Team 6).

Many observers say JSOC played a significant role in turning the Iraq war around in 2006 and 2007 through the command’s relentless pressure on al-Qaida in Iraq’s networks, which it attacked using a combination of 10 or more raids a night and an ability to rapidly use intelligence gained on those raids to drive more missions.

JSOC, which McRaven led until June 10, is now similarly engaged in Afghanistan, where the admiral said it had recently conducted 2,000 raids in a year.

“I would contend that the reason the special operations forces on the kinetic side have been so successful in Afghanistan is because of that fusion of … ops and intel,” McRaven said.

But although McRaven is steeped in the direct action/JSOC world — he’s a SEAL who commanded a DevGru squadron and was deputy commander and then the most recent commander of JSOC — his testimony highlighted the role played by Special Forces, who have pioneered the establishment of Afghan Local Police forces, a program previously referred to as village stability operations.

“Our greatest success in Afghanistan has come from the Special Forces officers and [noncommissioned officers] who have been on the ground trying to change the landscape, if you will, in terms of our relationships with the Afghans,” he said. “The village stability operations, developing the Afghan Local Police, this is the most promising effort we have in Afghanistan right now.

“Much like Iraq, we’re not going to be able to kill our way to victory in Afghanistan,” McRaven said. “We’ve always understood that. Every soldier understands that you can’t do that in a counterinsurgency, so the effort that we’re putting into supporting the VSO, I think, is going to be critical.

“The real question is how do we take that concept of fusing ops and intel and get it down to the ALP level, the village stability operations level, and ensure that those young SF officers and NCOs and SEALs that are out there doing this have got the same sort of situational awareness that we have on the kinetic side.”

However, giving those special operators conducting indirect action missions the same quality of intelligence that informs JSOC’s kinetic missions would be harder, he said. “It’s a different requirement,” he said. “The kinetic side, frankly, is a lot easier than understanding the human landscape out there in the districts and the provinces.”

To that end, McRaven said, language training for all SOF officers and NCOs is one of his top priorities.

”We’re continuing to invest a lot of money in language because … I don’t think you can become culturally aware of a society until you can understand their language,” he said. “We’re putting a lot of investment in it and I know that’s going to pay huge dividends for us in the future.”

McRaven also told the subcommittee that as special operations forces are withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan over the next five to 10 years, he plans to strengthen the theater special operations commands. The TSOCs are the two-star headquarters inside the geographic combatant commands like European Command and Central Command and are responsible for the command and control of non-JSOC special operations forces in that theater. For instance, the special operations task force helping the Philippine armed forces in their operations against Islamist insurgents falls under Pacific Command’s theater special operations command, called Special Operations Command, Pacific Command, or SOCPAC. (However, the creation of a separate one-star special operations headquarters in Afghanistan cut CENTCOM’s theater special operations command out of the command and control function in Afghanistan.)

“One of the areas where I intend to put a lot of emphasis is building up the theater special operations commands, so that they have the entire spectrum of capability that I think they’ll need for the future,” McRaven said. This process would require different assets depending on the region, he said.

For instance, he said that “in certain cases,” such as disaster relief, SOCPAC “absolutely could” make use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities delivered by unmanned aerial vehicles. However, said McRaven, who commanded European Command’s TSOC, “I’m sure our ability to fly into European air space with unmanned aerial vehicles is probably a nonstarter.”