Coming Soon To A City Near You: The US Military's Plan To Take Over America

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Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the force in radically new and different ways. The future army will confront a highly sophisticated urban-centric threat that will require that urban operations become the core requirement for the future land-force. The threat is clear. Our direction remains to be defined. The future is urban.”


-“Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command

The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030.

No, this is not another conspiracy theory. Although it easily could be.

Nor is it a Hollywood political thriller in the vein of John Frankenheimer’s 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May about a military coup d’etat.

Although it certainly has all the makings of a good thriller.

No, this is the real deal, coming at us straight from the horse’s mouth.

According to “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command, the U.S. military plans to use armed forces to solve future domestic political and social problems.

What they’re really talking about is martial law, packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security.

The chilling five-minute training video, obtained by The Intercept through a FOIA request and made available online, paints an ominous picture of the future—a future the military is preparing for—bedeviled by “criminal networks,” “substandard infrastructure,” “religious and ethnic tensions,” “impoverishment, slums,” “open landfills, over-burdened sewers,” a “growing mass of unemployed,” and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have nots.

And then comes the kicker.

Three-and-a-half minutes into the Pentagon’s dystopian vision of “a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers,” the ominous voice of the narrator speaks of a need to “drain the swamps.”

Drain the swamps.

Surely, we’ve heard that phrase before?

Ah yes.

Emblazoned on t-shirts and signs, shouted at rallies, and used as a rallying cry among Trump supporters, “drain the swamp” became one of Donald Trump’s most-used campaign slogans, along with “build the wall” and “lock her up.”

Funny how quickly the tides can shift and the tables can turn.

Whereas Trump promised to drain the politically corrupt swamps of Washington DC of lobbyists and special interest groups, the U.S. military is plotting to drain the swamps of futuristic urban American cities of “noncombatants and engage the remaining adversaries in high intensity conflict within.”

And who are these noncombatants, a military term that refers to civilians who are not engaged in fighting?

They are, according to the Pentagon, “adversaries.”

They are “threats.”

They are the “enemy.”

They are people who don’t support the government, people who live in fast-growing urban communities, people who may be less well-off economically than the government and corporate elite, people who engage in protests, people who are unemployed, people who engage in crime (in keeping with the government’s fast-growing, overly broad definition of what constitutes a crime).

In other words, in the eyes of the U.S. military, noncombatants are American citizens a.k.a. domestic extremists a.k.a. enemy combatants who must be identified, targeted, detained, contained and, if necessary, eliminated.

Welcome to Battlefield America.

In the future imagined by the Pentagon, any walls and prisons that are built will be used to protect the societal elite—the haves—from the have-nots.

We are the have-nots.

Suddenly it all begins to make sense.

The events of recent years: the invasive surveillance, the extremism reports, the civil unrest, the protests, the shootings, the bombings, the military exercises and active shooter drills, the color-coded alerts and threat assessments, the fusion centers, the transformation of local police into extensions of the military, the distribution of military equipment and weapons to local police forces, the government databases containing the names of dissidents and potential troublemakers.

This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.

You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls. Persuade the citizenry that their prison walls are merely intended to keep them safe and danger out.

Desensitize them to violence, acclimate them to a military presence in their communities and persuade them that there is nothing they can do to alter the seemingly hopeless trajectory of the nation.

Before long, no one will even notice the floundering economy, the blowback arising from military occupations abroad, the police shootings, the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and all of the other mounting concerns.

It’s happening already.

The sight of police clad in body armor and gas masks, wielding semiautomatic rifles and escorting an armored vehicle through a crowded street, a scene likened to “a military patrol through a hostile city,” no longer causes alarm among the general populace.

Few seem to care about the government’s endless wars abroad that leave communities shattered, families devastated and our national security at greater risk of blowback. Indeed, there were no protests in the streets after U.S. military forces raided a compound in Yemen, killing “at least eight women and seven children, ages 3 to 13.”

Their tactics are working.

We’ve allowed ourselves to be acclimated to the occasional lockdown of government buildings, Jade Helm military drills in small towns so that special operations forces can get “realistic military training” in “hostile” territory, and  Live Active Shooter Drill training exercises, carried out at schools, in shopping malls, and on public transit, which can and do fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers and bystanders into thinking it’s a real crisis.

Still, you can’t say we weren’t warned.

Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that “widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”

In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that labelled right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans as extremists (a.k.a. terrorists) and called on the government to subject such targeted individuals to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance. Almost a decade later, after spending billions to fight terrorism, the DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism.

Meanwhile, the government has been amassing an arsenal of military weapons for use domestically and equipping and training their “troops” for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.

Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable. It’s not just the drones, fusion centers, license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about. You’re also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars, your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.

All of this has taken place right under our noses, funded with our taxpayer dollars and carried out in broad daylight without so much as a general outcry from the citizenry.

It’s astounding how convenient we’ve made it for the government to lock down the nation.

So what exactly is the government preparing for?

Mind you, by “government,” I’m not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats.

I’m referring to “government” with a capital “G,” the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

I’m referring to the corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country and calling the shots in Washington DC, no matter who sits in the White House.

This is the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

What is the government preparing for? You tell me.

Better yet, take a look at the Pentagon’s training video.

It’s only five minutes long, but it says a lot about the government’s mindset, the way its views the citizenry, and the so-called “problems” that the military must be prepared to address in the near future. Even more troubling, however, is what this military video doesn’t say about the Constitution, about the rights of the citizenry, and about the dangers of using the military to address political and social problems.

The future is here.

We’re already witnessing a breakdown of society on virtually every front.

By waging endless wars abroad, by bringing the instruments of war home, by transforming police into extensions of the military, by turning a free society into a suspect society, by treating American citizens like enemy combatants, by discouraging and criminalizing a free exchange of ideas, by making violence its calling card through SWAT team raids and militarized police, by fomenting division and strife among the citizenry, by acclimating the citizenry to the sights and sounds of war, and by generally making peaceful revolution all but impossible, the government has engineered an environment in which domestic violence has become almost inevitable.

Be warned: in the future envisioned by the military, we will not be viewed as Republicans or Democrats. Rather, “we the people” will be enemies of the state.

As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we’re already enemies of the state.

For years, the government has been warning against the dangers of domestic terrorism, erecting surveillance systems to monitor its own citizens, creating classification systems to label any viewpoints that challenge the status quo as extremist, and training law enforcement agencies to equate anyone possessing anti-government views as a domestic terrorist. What the government failed to explain was that the domestic terrorists would be of the government’s own making, whether intentional or not.

“We the people” have become enemy #1.

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wee-weed up's picture

My only regret is that the military did not have a peaceful coup during Obozo!

ACP's picture

My only regret is that the military didn't have a violent coup against 0bozo.

StackShinyStuff's picture

So in other words, we're screwed?  Thanks for the news flash.

Ragnor789's picture

Everything you do online can be used against you in our Kangaroo court system. It’s already happening throughout Europe. Your browsing history, social media comments, contacts, and everything else can and WILL be used against you. Look at the UK - there are tons of people rotting away in jail for various thought crimes.

Follow every step in this online privacy guide:

SWRichmond's picture

...Because using military occupation for controlling cities worked so well in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

This.  NEVER, and I mean NEVER, has a sophisticated military force been able to consistently tyrannize an urban area full of armed resistors. . .  Recent examples include Russian forces in Chechnya, NVA in Vietnam versus US Army, and Somali clansmen versus US SOCOM.  MILITARY OPERATIONS ALONE CANNOT SOLVE DEEP-SEATED POLITICAL PROBLEMS.  The organized military will, in these situations, seek decisive battle, and a well-organized resistance will NEVER give that to them, seeking instead to harass supply lines and strike smaller targets opportunistically.  A really good resistance will always take the battle to the enemy, operating as close to the heart of the opposition as possible.  Can you imagine the magnitude of the asshole puckering that would occur if asymmetric unconventional warfare were to be effectively waged against a US .gov who had repudiated large swaths of the the Constitution?

hongdo's picture

I don't know.  Seemed to work pretty good in the Warsaw getto.  Remember the gov know who has most of the light weapons and knows where they live.  I think the French resistance after the occupation of France in WWII is a better analogy than Somalia.  That's about as good a "well-organized resistance" you will ever get.  And they had allied intel and weapon supplies.  The US resistance will probably look more like the gangs in Chicago.

SWRichmond's picture

Let me remind you, US cities are existing literally minute-by-minute on top of the greatest and most vulnerable pile of complexity ever seen, by orders of magnitude, on planet Earth.  They can very easily be turned into something you don't WANT to be "in charge" of.  Also, their vulnerability is why the Agenda 21 folks want us crowded into them.

hongdo's picture

If that happens, I agree with the guy that said the authorities will quarentee until the fires burn out and then mop up after all the ammo is shot up.  I would love to believe that we could organize an effective resistance and government under those circumstances but without incoming resources, I have my doubts.  Look at Greece and Venezuela.  Also read the first person accounts of Bosnia. 

BarkingCat's picture

fuck the UK.

unlike the US they do not have the right to free speech. 

..and they have a bunch of retarded inbreeds they call the royal family.

roddy6667's picture

Only people stupid enough to use their real names online, or use an IP that traces back to them.

roddy6667's picture

That's not my real photo.


The year 2030? Does that mean we have 13 more years of Zirpy bubbles?

lasvegaspersona's picture

With the DOW at 50,000 by December I would guess that all will be awesome by 2030...on paper...

peddling-fiction's picture

The Left is worried about the Military. They should be in the States.

PT's picture

Easy to predict future chaos when you're the ones creating the chaos.

eatthebanksters's picture

Another author who has no idea what the fuck he is talking about.  The US military does not have enough soldiers to take over our country, even with the help of homeland security and there billions of bullets and all the police officers in the country.  When you consider defectors it gets real bad for the miitary.

If the shit hits the fan and the country blows up, law enforcement and the miltary will do the same thing as they did during the Rodney King riots...they will step aside until the people fuck each other up and run out of ammo and energy.  Figure 3 to 6 months after the civilian ammo is spent, then they will move in to restore order.

Cman5000's picture

People watch to many movies. The US military can't even control insurgents in places like Libya,Syria,Iraq,Yemen,Somalia nor Afghanistan. Try 350 million people on lock down not going to happen. The Government will keep the infrastructure running in most places and encircle the big city shit holes and let the tribes go at it. Couple million less people to worry about mostly not economic viable folks.

bundas kenyer receptek's picture
bundas kenyer receptek (not verified) Cman5000 Feb 15, 2017 4:27 AM

shure they can , they don't want to home it's gonna be different story,  merikans are already being fucked in the ass by all kinds of L|EOs and they like it ...  they actually scream for moar of it.. 

shamus001's picture

This video was created during Obama's Socialist reign, and planned for complete practice during the final presidency of Hillary, in which she clearly stated she would surrender U.S. Soveriegnty, fold the NRA, and remove the 2nd Ammendment.

This was a future planned BY ELITES for elites with Obama and Hillary at the helm to complete their destruction of the Constitution and the peaceful U.S.

Desperate to continue said plan... the BLM and wimpy kid riots accomplish $hit.  The plan was to ATTEMPT to use U.S. forces to quell American Patriots.  America destroyed in the process?  THATS THE PLAN! Globalist pick up from the smoldering ashes of U.S.A. and take over the world. (or attempt to) Hoping to remake America in their image??


That is.... if the States can hold together!  My guess is that 2A states would pull though.

BarkingCat's picture

we like our doom porn realistic here.

please go back to whatever website that brought you here.

fajensen's picture

Thye don't wan to take over the country, they just want it to look like Iraq so they can bilk and torture without leaving home. 

Spike8877's picture

watch 1400 bitcoin silver will go up


dow 50,00 isnt good when bonds are hitting the market.

We Are The Priests's picture

"All things are possible with the Schwartz."

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Maybe the Military is planning for the scheduled arrival of a celestial body know as PLANET X during the later part of 2017.

Below is video from a Christian Resource that discusses the subject. You might be asking: What is Planet X? In Luke 23:44, the Bible states that the earth was dark for 3 hours (180 minutes) after the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The moon is only capable of producing a Solar Eclipse of 7.5 minutes. Something else was blocking the sun. 

URL for a Great Video Explaining Celestial Signs is found at:

Below is the verse that records the event.

Luke 23:44King James Version (KJV)

44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

You will not hear this ever discussed in the Church and that is a shame. The governments and I/T companies have kept this situation a secret although more information is leaking out. 

Nobodys Home's picture

lol...To trade when all the soccer mom's cucked husbands have emptied the shelves before a 2 inch snowstorm....

PT's picture

Planet X was supposed to be here a few years ago.  And every year since.  What happened?

It is no longer good enough to crap on about Planet X.  You got a lot more 'splaining to do.

skeelos's picture

Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a near earth flyby by some object, the public only hears about it AFTER it misses the earth? They never tell you about it when it is approaching.

vato poco's picture

dude. I'm a conspiracy nut, and you're embarrassing me. just stop.

Cabreado's picture

My only regret is that I scanned an article that turned out to be an ad.

El Vaquero's picture

My only regret is that the author has not crunched the numbers on how much manpower that would take. 

JamesBond's picture

My only regret is that Tyler didn't mandate that this article be marked as "Sponsored".

boattrash's picture

My only regret is that when Arkansas Governor William J Clinton (and his wife) came to town on a presidential campaign, I left town instead of staying here and doing my "civic duty" for all of mankind.

junction's picture

Step One: Bring as many as possible psychopaths from the Middle East under the guise that they are "Syrians." These are the Fifth Columnists you will use to subjugate and kill Christian bitter clingers.

Step Two: Start murdering Americans to justify martial law. 

WOWurstupid's picture

We have a situation in which one third of our population will not work. Are people who live off the tax payer "We the people" ? We are broke and someone is crticizing the military for acknowledging that. We have a situation in the near future that is not sustainable. I am glad someone has a plan. 

TahoeBilly2012's picture

This should be a hell of a battle. They might win if they have robot soldiers by then, which they will. Then again, life won't be worth living under those conditions. They can have it!

SidSays's picture


1,429,995 versus ~100,000,000?

Didn't work out so well in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan......

ACP's picture

A military takeover in urban areas, maybe. But over the entire US, yeah no.


peippe's picture

1 (one) Boeing COMMERCIAL jet had the whole pentagon wetting itself

now, that plane was "coming in hot" & near vertical, but you get the idea. 

Destroy a few hundred, terrorize millions.

BustainMovealota's picture

The "People" are already an enemy of the state.  The extreme effort being pushed for equality is actually a way to better "standardize" and control the folks.  The "People" are to difficult to control as individuals.

SidSays's picture


The goal is equality..

Not to bring the less fortunate up, but to bring US down...

So that the psychopathic Sociopathic globalist has a margin of safety between you and yours....

Zbigniew Brzezinski

earleflorida's picture

Three of the most impotatant positions in US Gov't having the POTUS ear 24/7/365 were/are foreignors never born here. Yet they held the most secretive and crucial roles for our Gov't. Foreign Policy during the last 60 YRS.


MadeLEINE ALbright


uno crpytic? 1-2-3??? ashkeNAZIs



Zorba's idea's picture

I think you missed a couple, Barry and Dr Strangelove

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Nothing new here. Who read Orwell know it for long, since.

Lost in translation's picture

I find I'm losing my ability to care what happens, anymore.

We Are The Priests's picture

Very dangerous state to fall in to.  Without care and concern for the outcome, one tends to also lose the desire to fight.  This is exactly what the enemy--as described in Ephesians 6:12--wants.

Kill the spirit and you won't need to kill the man.

peippe's picture

I too, want, nay, need a new chapter to this side show.

Send in the clowns!