Robert Steele: The National Military Strategy – Dishonest Platitudes

Robert David Steele Vivas

Robert David Steele Vivas

The National Military Strategy – Dishonest Platitudes

CounterPunch, 6 July 2015

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has released the National Military Strategy. As a propaganda document, presenting weakness as strength and seeking to gain trust in that which should not be trusted, it is stellar. By naming four main enemies (Russia, Iran, China, and Violent Extremist Organization or VEO) it confirms the Chairman’s commitment to a dead security paradigm, and the Chairman’s ignorance of the deepening chasm with Western Europe – where a future military schema without the US military is under active discussion.

The document is dishonest at multiple levels, and consists largely of platitudes, most of which must be considered dishonest in relation to the public’s need to know where we actually stand on this topic.

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Jul 7

Hans Kern Interviews Robert Steele for Rag ‘n Rock: World Brain II.0 or How We Should End Secrecy and Learn to Harness the Hive Mind

cover ragrock 5World Brain II.0

How We End Secrecy and Harness the Hive Mind

Robert Steele is unusual for an American… he is
clearly internationalist in his orientation. He has
written a book that can bring us together in facing
our greatest enemies: ignorance, poverty, and mistrust.

Rear Admiral Hamit Gulemre Aybars,
Turkish Navy (retired)

A conversation with Mr. Robert Steele, former spy, honorary hacker, #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, the most published intelligence reformer in the English language, and persistent champion of Open Source Everything.

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Jun 22

Robert Steele: Open Source Intelligence 101 (Intelligence Tradecraft in the Third Millennium)

Robert David Steele Vivas

Robert David Steele Vivas

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Robert David Steele

To appear in Intelligence Tradecraft for the Third Millennium (Romania)

DOC (7 Pages): Open Source Intelligence 1.3

Intelligence is the art and science of evidence-based decision-support. Intelligence is not defined by its inputs (spies, secrecy, money, risk) but rather by its outputs – tailored actionable decision-support. In this context, the fastest, least expensive, and very often the best intelligence is achievable using mostly – and sometime only – open sources and methods.

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Apr 30

2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

As published: Spanda CI–Applied collective intelligence

Citation: Steele, R.D. (2014) “Applied Collective Intelligence: Human-Centric Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything,” Spanda Journal (Vol. 2, pp 127-137)

ABSTRACT: The emerging discipline of Collective Intelligence (CI) has been mis-directed by a combination of the faddish focus on “wisdom of the crowds” without conversation or dynamic facilitation, and an academic “ivory tower” fascination with artificial machine intelligence, something I studied deeply in the 1980’s for the Central Intelligence Agency. CI must be appreciated in a cosmic and spiritual context as well as an ecological and social context that respects the inherent intelligence and communications skills of plants and animals along with the emerging understanding of how all matter is energy and energy is a form of communication, CI in the 21st Century – a human endeavor – must focus on the true meaning of intelligence as evidence-based decision-support, rooted in holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything enabling open source engineering. In this article I provide a roadmap for eradicating corruption and waste in all forms through the creation of a School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance, a World Brain Institute, a Global (Serious) Game, and an Open Source Everything Innovation Hub. My hope is that we can reinvent intelligence to re-engineer and re-open the human academy, economy, governance, and society such that the five billion poorest are empowered to create infinite sustainable wealth at the same time that we stop, in a non-violent manner, the pathologies of Western capitalism, colonialism, and militarism.

Full text (author’s final draft) below the line.

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Jan 22