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National Emergencies & Continuity of Government

I have changed my mind on what to do next. I have been looking into this for awhile and just ran across a treasure trove of documents and videos.

Per Wikipedia.

Continuity of government (COG) is the principle of establishing defined procedures that allow a government to continue its essential operations in case of nuclear war or other catastrophic event.

COG was developed by the British government during World War II to counter the threat of Luftwaffe bombing during the Battle of Britain. The need for continuity-of-government plans gained new urgency with nuclear proliferation.

Countries during the Cold War and afterwards developed such plans to avoid (or minimize) confusion and disorder in a power vacuum in the aftermath of a nuclear attack.

In the US at least, COG is no longer limited to nuclear emergencies; the Continuity of Operations Plan was activated following the September 11 attacks and has been in effect ever since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_of_Government

I will be adding more during the day but to start here are some video’s.

Information is very very hard to find on this topic as you can imagine.

From a website that seems to have gotten quite a bit of the information..

“What is a national emergency? You’d be surprised.

When one is declared–which occurs more often than you would believe–a whole slew of horrific legislation is made available to the President to enact. Some of this could do what you would hope is impossible, including:

    • rationing of food, water, and energy
    • the confiscation of your personal vehicle (car, boat, or plane)
    • the confiscation of your personal “electromagnetic device” (cell phone, ipod, computer, television, etc.)
    • forcing you to work where and on what project the government deems necessary
    • the ability to control your wages”

http://disastergovernment.com/book.html

Will be back later to finish the post and add quite a bit more information.

http://search.whitehouse.gov/search?affiliate=wh&query=national+emergency&submit.x=39&submit.y=12&submit=Search&form_id=usasearch_box

Executive Orders.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/executive_orders.php

National Response Framework (pdf)

http://disastergovernment.com/resources/DHS+NRF+Main.pdf

http://disastergovernment.com/resources/1144410-000+—+66-HQ-19016+—+Section+1+$28933255$29.PDF

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2012/sep/04/defense-department-releases-emergency-response-pla/

Dictionary of Military Terms

http://disastergovernment.com/resources/DoD+Lexicon.pdf

Counterterrorism Manual

http://disastergovernment.com/resources/jp3_26.pdf

Psychological Warfare Manual.

http://disastergovernment.com/resources/PSYOPs.pdf

http://www.scribd.com/collections/3556933/Project-908-Continuity-of-Government

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4311840/FEMA-Camps-and-REX-84-Orders-and-Locations-by-State

Quite a bit of this information is pretty scary. The US Govt. will survive without a doubt any kind of natural disaster of Nuclear attack. It amazes me personally that the plan swing into action on Sept 11, 2001 and is still in operation today. That means there is a second Govt. operating somewhere right now as I type this. I will be adding to this in the hours and days in the future. I will see what other information I can find. I knew they had a plan.. every Govt does. I am not sure people realize what is involved in this plan.

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About dgarnold

More interests than I can count.. enjoy Foreign Policy, Current events, Books, Game theory,Sports (both watching and participating) and of course my Labradors. Love Mountain Biking! World class backgammon player.

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