By World BEYOND War Florida Chapter & Veterans For Peace Chapter 136, October 21, 2023
The World BEYOND War Florida Chapter & Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 – The Villages, FL hosted this webinar featuring activist & organizer Lisa Savage on the U.S. military’s policy of Full Spectrum Dominance. When Full Spectrum Dominance (FSD) became U.S. Pentagon policy in 1997, we may have disagreed with their goals but we thought we knew what they meant: military power projection over 100% of the land, oceans, and air of the planet we all share, and outer space as well. But before long the quest for Full Spectrum Dominance would be expanded to include cyberspace. With the advent of the 21st century, Pentagon ambitions have been revealed as even more pervasive and chilling. It’s now clear that Full Spectrum Dominance extends to communications as a quest for Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority, to the information sphere and, not coincidentally, to controlling the public’s health practices. FSD includes the oceans and outer space where low earth orbit is rapidly filling with tens of thousands of U.S. satellites intended to crowd other nations out. Lisa Savage is an antiwar activist, organizer, blogger, and retired teacher from Maine, USA. In 2020, she ran for the U.S. Senate and earned 5% of votes following a strong performance in four televised debates where she shared an anti-imperialist analysis of U.S. foreign policy and domestic priorities. She founded the Maine Natural Guard where many have taken the pledge to point out the enormous role of the U.S. military in driving climate crisis. She was co-coordinator of the national Bring Our War $$ Home campaign pointing out the bad budget priorities of the U.S. Congress. Her articles and op-eds on militarism have been published in Common Dreams and Counterpunch. In 2022 she became a social media coordinator for the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space on Twitter and Instagram. She blogs at https://went2thebridge.substack.com.