Deep Dives 12 Research Challenge
Coups, Regime Change and Interventionism
Included in @krnel's research is perhaps one of the most important documents found in the Wikileaks archive is the 2008 version of the:
Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare
Fellow Deep Dives researcher @v4vapid also covered the Special Operations Field Manual using Syria as a backdrop and focusing on the Psychological Operations involved in Unconventional Warfare.
An earlier 2007 edition of the Field Manual was also previously published by Wikileaks in 2009 which itself superseded a 1994 version.
Wikileaks described the manual as follows:
The document, which is official US Special Forces policy, directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control, restrictions on labor unions & political parties, suspending habeas corpus, warrantless searches, detainment without charge, bribery, employing terrorists, false flag operations, concealing human rights abuses from journalists, and extensive use of "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures palatable.
On January 28th, 2019, the official Wikileaks Twitter Account explicitly pointed to the document with this tweet.
Describing the document as a "coup manual" that uses a wide range of "instruments of US national power" to achieve it's objectives including "financial weapons" within the framework of Unconventional Warfare.
Normally, @deepdives research focuses on a specific archive such as Wikileaks or the CIA Library. For this challenge, we'd like to see some research relating to the three themes from the title of the post. We leave it up to the contributors to decide where to dig and only ask that you include one or more citation(s) in your research from the archives previously explored in this series.
In addition to these substantial databases, we're including a lesser known FOIA archive from the National Security Agency (NSA) and a privately run archive known as The Black Vault.
From the Black Vault website:
You’ve stumbled upon the largest privately run online repository of declassified government documents anywhere in the world. With more than 2 MILLION pages of documents to read, on nearly every government secret imaginable, The Black Vault is known worldwide for getting down to the truth… and nothing but.
Every document in this archive was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Begun in 1996, at the age of 15, John Greenewald, Jr., began hammering the U.S. Government with FOIA requests to obtain information. The Black Vault is the result of that more than two decade effort.
Researchers are encouraged to explore any time period they wish and if they'd like to explore historical events from a classic or unique perspective they're completely welcome to do so. Likewise, if you'd like to make a case fin support of "humanitarian intervention" we'd be interested in hearing from you on the subject.
Alternatively, if you'd like to do a deep dive on the the ASOFUW manual highlighted above we highly encourage that as well as there's enough in the 248 page document for it's own separate investigation.
All Archives - The Coups, Regime Change and Interventionism Challenge
Select an area of focus (Coup d'Etat, historical research, the Monroe Doctrine, failed coups, PSYOPS, soft-power, etc) or focus on a region/country where regime change is occurring. Search archives for documentation relating to Coups, Overthrows, Regime Change, Interventionism Build a post around your findings Provide additional sources to make your case and strengthen your position Explain the significance of the leak and why it’s an important piece of news that should be communicated to the public.
You never know what will turn up!
Help spread the word, resteem this post Limited to 2 contest entry per account Submissions must be made in a separate post (not in the comments) Submissions must be posted before the deadline (UTC - Sunday, April 31st, 2019, 11:59 PM) This research challenge is open for three weeks! Use the lead tag “deepdives” Your entry must include references to a document/documents found in the archives from previous editions of Deep Dives (Wikileaks/Cryptome/FBIVault/CIA) Provide a link to the specific document or page Make an attempt to keep your post concise and to the point You may leave a link to your entry in the comments below
Please, do not plagiarize the work of others
Note: Longer entries with multiple links and references does not equate to higher quality. Clear and concise work with a handful of supporting sources is preferable.
Winners The Winning Post Should Meet the rules criteria Winners will be announced 48hrs after the submission deadline Well researched Fully sourced Clearly presented Original Content (not widely reported on in the media) Significance should be clearly articulated 3 Outstanding contributions will be acknowledged
Prizes Liquid SBD (or STEEM) earned by the original contest post will make up the total rewards Example: 100 STEEM – 1st place = 50% // 2nd = 30% // 3rd = 20% Bonus @v4vapid & @ausbitbank upvotes and resteems for exceptional and/or original contributions SP earned from challenge announcements and the winner’s announcements will remain in the community account @deepdives.
Those that do not ‘win’ should not view their work and efforts as being wasted. All submissions are valuable and will be contributing to building a body of research on the blockchain. We hope that contributors support each other’s efforts wherever possible whether by sharing tips, links or through constructive feedback to their fellow researchers.
Good luck and happy digging!
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