Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Will the bad U.S. economy lead to civil unrest in America?
That’s exactly what a new U.S. Army War College report warns could happen in the United States. The reports foretells of massive civil unrest and the need for the military to restore order.
According to Retired Army Lt. Col. Nathan Freir who wrote the report “Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development”:
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities, to defend basic domestic order and human security, [in the event of] unforeseen economic collapse, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”
The report also suggests the new (Barack Obama) administration could face a “strategic shock” within the first eight months in office.
The report become a hot Internet item after Phoenix police told the Phoenix Business Journal they’re prepared to deal with such an event, and the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Dominique Strauss-Khan, said social unrest could spread to advanced countries if the global economic crisis worsens.