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Wargaming: U.S. Army vs Tea Party

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Last Edited: August 6, 2012, 10:00 pm

http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/full-spectrum-operations-in-the-homeland-a-%E2%80%9Cvision%E2%80%9D-of-the-future

The Scenario (2016)

The Great Recession of the early twenty-first century lasts far longer than anyone anticipated.  After a change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding that had been dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief.  The United States economy has flatlined, much like Japan’s in the 1990s, for the better part of a decade.  By 2016, the economy shows signs of reawakening, but the middle and lower-middle classes have yet to experience much in the way of job growth or pay raises.  Unemployment continues to hover perilously close to double digits, small businesses cannot meet bankers’ terms to borrow money, and taxes on the middle class remain relatively high.  A high-profile and vocal minority has directed the public’s fear and frustration at nonwhites and immigrants.  After almost ten years of race-baiting and immigrant-bashing by right-wing demagogues, nearly one in five Americans reports being vehemently opposed to immigration, legal or illegal, and even U.S.-born nonwhites have become occasional targets for mobs of angry whites.

In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest.  Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering.  In truth, this is hardly necessary.  Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover.  The militia members are organized and have a relatively well thought-out plan of action.

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United States Army Operating Concept 2016 - 2028

http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/pams/tp525-3-1.pdf

Entry #886

Comments

1.
sully16Comment by sully16 - August 6, 2012, 10:08 pm
The lawn chair activists gone wild ?
Interesting .
2.
time*treatComment by time*treat - August 6, 2012, 10:10 pm
The comments are worth reading, too.
'Guess when they said "fight them, over there ....", they meant a different "them" than we were led to believe.
3.
TenajComment by Tenaj - August 6, 2012, 10:45 pm
This will make a great movie.
4.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 6, 2012, 10:50 pm
Those filthy, radical Tea Partiers!
Why can't they be clean and peaceful like the Occupiers?
Janet Napolitano will fix 'em!
5.
time*treatComment by time*treat - August 6, 2012, 11:02 pm
The last decade has given us enough natural disasters, we can see how people responded in different parts of the country. Irony is most tea types are the last ones they need to worry about. As a group, they're more likely to start forming little off-grid, out-of-the-way towns and won't bother anyone that doesn't bother them.
6.
sully16Comment by sully16 - August 6, 2012, 11:35 pm
Failing to prepare today, is preparing to fail tomarrow, gotta love the Rumpled one.
7.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - August 7, 2012, 4:12 am
Absolutely, the Tea Party isn't going to destroy anything except the democrats agenda in most parts of the country.
pas the cream please.

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