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U.S. military to become 'giant armed nervous system'

Now, a new report reveals that the U.S. military is working on a “giant armed
nervous system” that would connect everything in a battle, from ships at sea and
jets overhead to the individual personal digital devices carried by soldiers.
It’s the Defense One site that described the plan as a “nervous system.”
“Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of
the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield,” the report said.
“That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on the sea to
the armor of the tanks crawling over the land to the multiplying devices in every
troops’ pockets. Every weapon, vehicle, and device connected, sharing data,
constantly aware of the presence and state of every other node in a truly global
network. The effect: an unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed
with the world’s most sophisticated weaponry.”
The plan comes in the newest National Military Strategy from the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, which, unlike earlier plans, was classified.  But at least two of the service
chiefs have discussed the idea already.  “Standing before a sea of dark-blue
uniforms at a September Air Force Association event in Maryland, Air Force Chief
of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he had ‘refined’ his plans for the Air Force after
discussions with the joint chiefs ‘as part of the creation of the classified military
strategy.'”
Defense One reported Goldfein explained: “Every Tesla car is connected to every
other Tesla car. If a Tesla is headed down the road and hits a pothole, every Tesla
that’s behind it that’s self-driving, it will avoid the pothole, immediately. If you’re
driving the car, it automatically adjusts your shocks in case you hit it, too.”   “What
would the world look like if we connected what we have in that way? If we looked at
the world through a lens of a network as opposed to individual platforms, electronic
jamming shared immediately, avoided automatically? Every three minutes, a
mobility aircraft takes off somewhere on the planet. Platforms are nodes in a
network.”

                             US Navy Crew/Ship Monitoring N Korea?

There is a serious morale problem on one of the US Navy’s missile cruisers charged
with keeping North Korea at bay, according to a new report.  Crew aboard the USS
Shiloh told an anonymous Navy survey the boat is a “floating prison” and said that they
“hate” their job and ship.  They hope they do not have to shoot down a missile from
North Korea, because then our ineffectiveness will really show,” one dejected sailor
wrote.
Crew lodged complaints in three surveys conducted between June 2015 and August of
this year, when the ship was commanded by Capt. Aycock, who was not fired.  Another
stationed on the vessel said that depressed and suicidal crew members were afraid to
report the life-threatening conditions because those who did were prevented from
leaving the ship.   “I am honestly worried people will stop asking for help due to the
worry of being punished,” a sailor wrote. “Why would someone ask for help just to be
forced to stay in the location that is making them feel that way.”   They also complained
they were severely overworked and the boat wasn’t in ship shape.  “It feels like a race to
see which will break down first the ship or it’s crew,” one respondent wrote.  
Suck it up Sailors, you took an oath to defend our Country!