Thursday, March 12, 2009

NATO military chairman speaks to STACS participants

NATO military chairman speaks to STACS participants


General Eikenberry addresses participants of the Center's STACS course Feb. 12. 2009

Lieutenant General Karl W. Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, visited the Marshall Center Feb. 12 to present the lecture "NATO: Five Years in Afghanistan" to participants of the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security (STACS) which runs Feb 3 - 27 here. Thirty-eight participants from 26 countries are attending the course.

STACS provides civil security professionals from Europe, Eurasia and North America an in-depth look at how nations can effectively address domestic security issues that have regional and international impact.....a taste of things to come....


General Eikenberry addresses
participants of the Center's STACS
course Feb. 12.
( he is in charge in Afghanistan)

The three-week seminar examines best practices for ensuring civil security and preventing, preparing for and managing the consequences of domestic and regional crises and disasters. STACS is planned to be offered twice a year for military officers and government officials responsible for civil security policies and programs, as well as representatives of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations with civil security responsibilities.

The Marshall Center is a unique U.S. Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense security and defense studies institute. More than 6,000 military and civilian officials from more than 100 nations have graduated from resident courses and more than 16,000 have attended more than 300 conferences discussing European and Central Asian security issues since the center was dedicated in 1993....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last banker."

Paraphrasing Denis Diderot: "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last banker." Banker was originally "priest..."

--Flight 77 was full of people connected to the DoD!

“Is it a just coincidence the most of the passengers on Flight 77 with
military backgrounds were Navy and that the crash at the Pentagon
happened in the Navy’s command center which took the heaviest casualties?”

Approximately 20 of the 58 passengers worked at classified positions in
the defense sector!

About a third of the flight worked in classified positions linked to the
DoD, with a predominance being aerospace engineers. Yamnicky is a
lifetime CIA operative that works for Veridian as an aerospace engineer.
Caswell led a team of 100 scientists for the navy. Several worked for
Boeing and Raytheon on the Global Hawk in El Segundo, California.

Passengers that are Pentagon/Defense related.

John D. Yamnicky Sr. – 71, of Waldorf, Md., was a retired naval aviator,
but worked as a defense contractor for Veridian Corp. Involved in many
black box operations.

John D. Yamnicky Sr.

William E. Caswell – 54, was a third-generation physicist whose work at
the Navy was so classified that his family knew very little about what
he did each day. They don’t even know exactly why he was headed to Los
Angeles. He is credited to have made major contributions to quantum
gauge field theories (See chapter on William E. Caswell).

Wilson Flagg – 62, and wife, of Millwood, Virginia. Pentagon
consultant, and retired Navy Admiral and pilot with American Airlines
before his retirement. He was one of three admirals censured by the
Navy over the 1991 “Tailhook” sexual-assault scandal.

Stanley Hall – 68, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Director of
program management with Raytheon Electronics Warfare, helped develop and
build anti-radar technology. “Our dean of electronic warfare,” said a
colleague at Raytheon.

Bryan Jack – 48, of Alexandria, Virginia. Head of programming and
fiscal economics in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was
a top budget analyst. He had worked at the Pentagon for 23 years.
Colleagues say Jack, 48, was a brilliant mathematician and he was headed
to California to give a lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School in
Monterey. His wife is a high-ranking member of the military.

Keller, Chandler – 30, was a lead Propulsion Engineer and a Project
Manager with Boeing Satellite Systems.
Dong Lee – 48, of Leesburg, Virginia, was an engineer with Boeing.
Ruben Ornedo – 39, of Los Angeles, was a propulsion engineer with
Boeing. Born in the Philippines, he graduated from University of
California, Los Angeles.

Robert Penninger – 63, of Poway, California, was an electrical engineer
with defense contractor BAE Systems since 1990.

Robert R. Ploger III – 59, and his wife, Zandra Cooper, of Annandale,
Virginia. He was a Navy commander, and a manager in the systems and
software architecture department with Lockheed Martin Corp.

John Sammartino – 37, an engineer at XonTech Inc. in Rosslyn, he boarded
American Airlines Flight 77 to attend a conference in Los Angeles. Out
of college, Sammartino was hired as an engineer at the Naval Research
Lab; he had worked 11 years at XonTech, a research and development firm
involved in defense issues.

Leonard Taylor – of Reston, Va. was a technical manager at XonTech Inc.,
a research and development firm specializing in sensor technologies for
defense and industry.
Vicki Yancey – a former naval electronics technician. She worked for
Vredenburg, a Washington-based defense contractor. She was bound for a
business conference in Reno.

In 1991, she wrote a letter to The Washington Post bringing
attention to the demise of the one-income family. It led to her making
an appearance before the Senate Finance Committee, where she testified
over the struggles of middle-class families; mainstream media followed
up on her story.

Charles Burlingame – A 1971 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Charles
F. Burlingame III was captain of American Airlines Flight 77.

Mark Burlingame said his brother was in the Navy Reserve and had worked
in the same area of the Pentagon where the airliner crashed. When he
was in the Navy, he developed anti-terror strategies, and helped draft
the Pentagon’s emergency response plan in case it was ever hit by a

Passengers with interesting governmental connections....

Barbara Olson – Advocate and Conservative Commentator, was well known to
television viewers across the nation as a combative and confident
political commentator representing the conservative Republican point of
view (see the Barbara Olson chapter).

David Charlebois – Copilot, Navy-member National Gay Pilots Association.

Karen Kincaid – 40, of Washington, D.C., she was a partner at the
Washington law firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding, which specializes in
communications law. She was married to Peter Batacan, a lawyer at
another firm. [Wiley Rein & Fielding is a powerful Republican law firm
that was part of the Bush Cheney Transition team, as well as an
important white-collar crime defense counsel.]
Steven “Jake” Jacoby – was Chief Operating Officer of Metrocall Inc.,
one of the nation’s largest paging companies. Metrocall has 6.2 million
customers nationwide, many of them in the medical or emergency services

Mike Scanlon, spokesperson and senior vice president of marketing and
communications at MetroCall (claimed he’s a long-time friend of Bush
adviser, Karl Rove) stated:

Jacoby was one of the key architects of a multiple-frequency wireless
messaging system that has 15 redundant backup frequencies at any given
time. “He’s the guy who had more to do with setting up the systems, and
we lose him when our systems are taxed to the max”… “Nationwide, 75
percent of the hospital, emergency worker and medical field use our

Paul Ambrose – 32, of Washington, was a physician who worked with the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the surgeon general to
address racial and ethnic disparities in health. A 1995 graduate of
Marshall University School of Medicine, Ambrose last year was named the
Luther Terry Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Preventative Medicine.

Charles S. Falkenberg – Director of research at ECOlogic Corp., NASA,
Global warming issues. He worked on data systems for NASA and also
developed data systems for the study of global and regional
environmental issues. Falkenberg was the lead software engineer for
ECOlogic Corp. in Washington, D.C., and had worked in developing
software systems since 1980. He also developed “scientific data
delivery systems” for oceanographers, space and ecosystem scientists,
and was working with the University of New Hampshire as part of NASA’s
Earth Science Information Partnership. Falkenberg previously worked in
Alaska to help evaluate the long-term effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Lisa Raines – 42, from Great Falls, Virginia, and was married to Stephen
Push (executive at Gene Logic Inc.). She was senior vice president for
government relations at the Washington office of Genzyme, a
biotechnology firm. She worked with the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on developing a new policy governing cellular therapies,
announced in 1997. She also worked on other major health-care legislation.

Information compiled from CNN, AP, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune.

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