In a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S Special forces, they define a new goal for the future that is not only unexpected but very disturbing as well. According to the video, the future is “urban” and their intentions are the have the training and capability to fight the American people when necessary.
Wait…..what?! No, that isn’t a quote from a movie or a video game. That is an actually stated fact from a real Pentagon training video entitled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity.”
“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.”
The short five-minute training video was published by the Intercept after they obtained it through the use of the Freedom of Information Act. In the video, the Pentagon clearly refers to the citizens of urban mega-cities as the largest threat they face today. Just minutes into the video, a striking voice states the necessity to “drain the swamps.”
If you believe you have heard this phrase before, you a probably right. During Trump’s campaign, he stated on many occasions the need to “drain the politically corrupt swamps of Washington.” So, does that mean that the U.S military feels the need to drain the swamps of a futuristic, urban America?
“These are the future breeding grounds, incubators, and launching pads for adversaries and hybrid threats.”
Therefore, according to the training film, megacities will product the masses which will pose the largest threat to the U.S military.
“Growth will magnify the increasing separation between rich and poor,” the narrator portends. “Religious and ethnic tensions will be a defining element of the social landscape. Stagnation will coexist with unprecedented development, as impoverishment, slums, and shantytowns rapidly expand alongside modern highrises, technological advances, and ever-increasing levels of prosperity. This is the world of our future — yet it is one we are not effectively prepared to operate within; and it is unavoidable.”
By 2030 megacities will host 60 percent of the world’s ever-expanding population. The narrator notes that urban centers “will be the locus, where drivers of instability will converge.”
So why exactly would the Pentagon refer to the future citizens of urban American cities as their biggest threat? Is the growing shift among American citizens towards dissent now increasingly posing a threat to government operations? If so, what exactly will they do to enforce such authority over this growing threat? Well, unfortunately, I cannot speak for the Pentagon, however, you can watch the short video and come to your own conclusions.