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  Voices in the Wilderness : Economic Sanctions
Economic sanctions against Iraq were waged simultaneously by the United Nations and the United States, resulting in the most comprehensive siege against a country, targeting civilians while strengthening the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Economic sanctions claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, through water borne disease and through the denial of medical care and humanitarian infrastructure.
Economic manipulation, theft, and occupation have intensified as multi national corporations divide and contract out the lives and resources of Iraqis, backed by the barrel of the US military and its corporate complex.
vitw.org /economic_sanctions   (1011 words)

  Economic warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economic warfare is the term for economic policies followed as a part of military operations during wartime.
The purpose of economic warfare is to capture critical economic resources so that the military can operate at full efficiency and/or deprive the enemy forces of those resources so that they cannot fight the war properly.
Economic warfare could mostly be seen during World War II when the Allied forces followed these policies to deprive Nazi war machines of critical resources.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_warfare   (142 words)

 Board of Economic Warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Office of Administrator of Export Control was established in the United States by Presidential Proclamation 2413, July 2, 1940, to administer export licensing provisions of the act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat.
Vice President Henry A. Wallace chaired the Economic Defense Board, the Supply Priorities and Allocations Board, and the Board of Economic Warfare as a member of President Roosevelts' secret "war cabinet".
The below list are all Americans who worked for the Board of Economic Warfare who where secretly members of the CPUSA and had covert liaison with Soviet intelligence during their employment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Board_of_Economic_Warfare   (511 words)

 POLITICS & POLICY2(ECONOMIC WARFARE AND VISION FOR PAKISTAN ECO:)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The central theme of this study is involved around effects of embargoes and the economic sanctions as primary tools of economic warfare and measures to effectively combat this novel form of warfare.
The goals of economic warfare are to partially paralyze or completely destroy the enemy's economy, industrial, political, and military might, leading to the complete social and economic breakdown.
This is because the new changes led to the rise of the economic factor in international relations and the increased competition for raw material and their desire to open new markets when the local economy of all countries has represented the greatest importance at all levels.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2002/issue52/etc3.htm   (1854 words)

 Economic warfare can win terror war: Ronald Reagan personally crafted a security-minded economic strategy that toppled ...
The Department of Defense (DOD) defines economic warfare as the "aggressive use of economic means to achieve national objectives." Economic warfare can range from blockades and sanctions to physical attacks on an enemy's agricultural or industrial production, workforce and distribution systems to disruption of financial transactions and information networks.
For the United States, economic warfare is a tool of statecraft almost as old as the republic itself.
Economic sanctions are a brand of economic warfare favored for their precise, though usually fleeting, political benefits to the politicians imposing them.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_40_18/ai_94511261   (748 words)

 Welcome to University Press of New England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This eye-opening account of the futility of forcing political change through economic pressure describes countless cases in which economic warfare repeatedly failed to achieve its stated goals and actually caused substantial harm to innocent populations.
And, as in the case of Iraq, where 200,000 children died of a malnutrition-related disease while Saddam Hussein and his ruling class prospered, the human cost invariably falls on the poorest elements of the rogue state's society.
Thomas Naylor is Professor of Economics at McGill University in Montreal.
www.dartmouth.edu /~upne/1-55553-500-3.html   (413 words)

The message seems to be that economic warfare is something that the corporate mainstream will acknowledge, but only so long as it is low tech, long ago, and far away.
We cannot fathom that economic warfare is now conducted using high tech software weaponry to silently invade the privacy of our banking and purchasing relationships, our comings and goings, and the details of our work and home lives.
The death toll from the pincer movement of military warfare and economic warfare is far greater than is generally understood.
www.fromthewilderness.com /free/ww3/010705_economic_hitmen.shtml   (3547 words)

 Economic Warfare - HOMM2 Strategy - Age of Heroes
This warfare, economic warfare, is much easier to perform early game if you do it correctly.
If you plan to declare economic War on someone (really, everyone), then prepare for a long game, as the strategy tries to enable for an easy ride during the late game by vitrue of your enormous unit.
Given our goal of dominating the economic position, I start off with my Dungeon and then Statue, doing the Dungeon first (note: since the Warlock castle is the only one with two money structures, non-Warlock players can construct whatever they will in that day).
www.heroesofmightandmagic.com /h2stew.html   (1193 words)

 The Institute of World Politics > News & Publication > Economic Warfare Can Win Terror War
Insight's interviews with national-security veterans of economic warfare indicate that the agencies most appropriate to serve on such a quietly configured interagency group would be the NSC, the CIA and the departments of Defense, Treasury and Homeland Security.
Skillful deployment of strategic economic warfare, proponents say, actually can avoid all-out war and save both the national infrastructure and innocent lives.
The focus upon economic targets is consistent with al-Qaeda's stated ideological goals and long-standing strategy to undermine what they see as the backbone of U.S. power: the economy.
www.iwp.edu /news/newsID.13/news_detail.asp   (2389 words)

 Guardian | Taliban impervious to economic warfare
The few economic exchanges it has are mainly with neighbouring countries - Iran, Pakistan and the Asian states of the former Soviet Union.
Beijing announced an economic cooperation pact with Afghanistan on the same day as the attacks on New York and Washington.
The objective appears to be to persuade the Taliban regime to close Afghan-based camps that are used to train Muslim separatists from China's restive Xinjiang region.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4256855-108920,00.html   (516 words)

A 1995 survey by the American Society for Industrial Security estimating that each year U.S. companies lose $5.1 billion worth of intellectual property and costs the US economy $24 billion.
James Chandler, president of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute has directed a government study estimating that so far this decade economic espionage has cost America millions of jobs.
The No.1 goal is clear: Make the work of all economic spies as tough as possible.
members.tripod.com /~wwx2/econwar.html   (686 words)

Speaking before his ambassadors, the French President said: "Russia is imposing its return [as a great power] on the world scene by employing its assets, notably oil and gas, with a certain brutality." A great power ought to be gentle in its economic or political superiority.
Although latest figures indicate the US economy is growing at a brisk rate, the sheer weight of financial and economic realities can no longer be ignored.
The geopolitical history of the last century, in the course of which totalitarianism emerged, developed, and evolved to become the ineluctable lot of mankind that it is today, may be encapsulated in three short sentences.
www.jrnyquist.com   (1555 words)

 Economic Information Warfare
Libicki defines economic information warfare as channeling or blocking information to pursue economic dominance.
This crosses a bit into hacking when it is used to prevail economically.
There are two forms of economic information warfare, information blockade and information imperialism.
www.iwar.org.uk /iwar/resources/belvoir-iw-course/economicwar.htm   (86 words)

 USHMM Information Access
Several units of the Department cooperated with the Board of Economic Warfare and its successor, the Foreign Economic Administration, in handling problems presented by cartels.
Within the Department of Justice a War Division was established on May 19, 1942, to bring together in one division a number of nonprosecutive and noninvestigative activities having special relationship to the war that had hitherto been scattered among several of the Department's organizational units.
The Economic Warfare Section, which originated as the Economic Section of the Antitrust Division in 1942, was transferred to the War Division on August 28, 1943.
www.ushmm.org /uia-cgi/uia_doc/art/x11-03?hr=null   (754 words)

 SARS as economic warfare
Economic wars, lies about disease, hysteria, stepped-up medical control of political situations.
People living on the west coast of the US are very aware of the surging economic engines in Asia.
China's economy expanded by 9.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, significantly higher than the seven percent growth rate targeted for the year.
www.whale.to /v/sars1.html   (1293 words)

 U.S. Officials Misread Economic Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Academic economists and business journalists often seem to forget the first premise of economics and the reason the field of study even exists: the law of scarcity.
If the “gains from trade” were large enough to solve the global economic problem of scarcity, it would then be a foundation for peace.
In the real world, economics is at the heart of the international struggle for primacy and progress.
www.americaneconomicalert.org /view_art.asp?Prod_ID=882   (1178 words)

 The Board of Economic Warfare, existing pursuant to paragraph 2 of Executive
There is established in the Office for Emergency Management an Office of Economic Warfare, at the head of which shall be a Director, appointed by the President, who shall exercise the functions, powers, and duties of the Board of Economic Warfare.
The Director of the Office of Economic Warfare may reconstitute the Boards of Directors of these corporations and take such other action as he deems necessary in respect of them to carry out the purposes of this Order.
Such funds shall be supplied at such times and in such amounts and in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the Director of War Mobilization, on the request of the Director of the Office of Economic Warfare, may from time to time determine.
www.conservativeusa.org /eo/1943/eo9361.htm   (451 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not to mention the USA is wasting its economic resources in an unwinnable "War on Terror" and a misplaced and stupid Iraq War.
HedLessHelmet Attn: Kalim 2/27/2005 4:45:26 PM "Not to mention the USA is wasting its economic resources in an unwinnable "War on Terror" and a misplaced and stupid Iraq War." "War on Terror" is a PC term for "War on Islamic Terrorism"....
Herc the Merc RE:Economic warfare 3/1/2005 4:54:21 PM Kalim, once again you have several flaws in your theory- Soviet Union did not fall primarily because of economic disparity, the Russians simply got sick of the closed society concept.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/69-17501.asp   (2926 words)

Every analyst has his area of expertise, and there is little incentive for an energy analyst to stray from his core expertise and make wide-ranging economic predictions.
Similarly, an energy fund has a mandate to make investments in energy-related companies; it is not supposed to short companies that will be harmed by rising oil prices (a quick perusal of any energy mutual fund’s holdings will show this is the case).
Peak Oil is not broadly considered by Wall Street and is not incorporated into the economic projections that in turn are used to build financial models for particular companies.  As a result, Peak Oil is textually and numerically invisible in the financial community.
www.economicwarfare.org   (2066 words)

 Battlefield of the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The parallel emergence of economic competition and its likely accompanying conflicts with the proliferation of WMD raises the possibility of a new form of warfare.
Using BW to attack livestock, crops, or ecosystems offers an adversary the means to wage a potentially subtle yet devastating form of warfare, one which would impact the political, social, and economic sectors of a society and potentially of national survival itself.
If the focus of international and regional competition is transitioning to economic power, it is prudent to assess the potential impact of this form of economic warfare, develop a comprehensive sur- veillance or monitoring system, and prepare countermeasures.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/battle/chp10.html   (4734 words)

 NARA - Civilian Agency Records - Military Agency Records
The Offices of Exports, Imports, Economic Warfare Analysis, the General Counsel, and Administrative Management, established at that time, remained in existence during the life of the agency, although the branches and divisions of the offices underwent a number of changes.
By an Executive order of September 25, 1943, the Office of Economic Warfare and certain other agencies, together with their personnel and records, were transferred to and consolidated in the Foreign Economic Administration (FEA), which was established by that order.
The functions, personnel, and records of the office of Lend-Lease Administration, the Office of Economic Warfare, the Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations of the Department of State, and the foreign economic operations of the Office of Foreign Economic Coordination of the Department of State were transferred to the FEA.
archives.gov /research/holocaust/finding-aid/civilian/rg-169.html?...   (6154 words)

 Economic Warfare and Bombing of Iraq
It is crucial to recognize that the economic warfare against Iraq, while carried out under the banner of the UN, is in fact a US policy.
Although the economic sanctions were initially imposed by the UN, to force Iraq out of Kuwait, they have remained in place because of the United States military and economic might as well as its veto power on the UN Security Council.
The economic benefits of disabling the oil production capacity of Iraq may well be important reasons for repeated bombing campaigns and the continuing economic warfare promoted by the United States.
www.gis.net /~larrabee/iraq-98.htm   (4257 words)

 Sanctions and Economic Warfare - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sanctions and Economic Warfare, economic measures taken by one or several states against another, to persuade or compel the offending state to amend...
A year later Montenegrin patriots met with Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes on the Greek island...
During the 1920s, attempts were made to achieve a stable peace.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Sanctions_and_Economic_Warfare.html   (168 words)

 SuperForce.com HAARP Defensive Economic Warfare
The confidence they spoke with appeared to signal the end of their careers, as economic followers foresaw no way to put the brakes on the market fall so soon.
Considering HAARP has the potential to disrupt most global communications, the task of interfering with global ion ratios would be simple given the entire power output.
As HAARP was congressionally initiated I would recommend that the United States Congress, Senate and President consider limitations to the use of HAARP for events such as the Presidential election.
www.superforce.com /email-releases/HAARP.htm   (1775 words)

 Halfbakery: Economic Warfare
I always thought it was a good thing, since it gave such a powerful incentive to all those economically powerful investors to protect their investments here.
I'm in a bit over my head in suggesting this, but I imagine that logic is a large part of the argument for economic globalization (i.e., to ensure peace).
The US policy is regime change, not total economic collapse.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Economic_20Warfare   (304 words)

 Economic Warfare--ECONOWAR--Banks, Not Bombs!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Humanity is undergoing in the post-Cold War era an economic crisis of unprecedented scale leading to the rapid impoverishment of large sectors of the World population.
The plunge of national currencies in virtually all major regions of the World has contributed to destabilising national economies while precipitating entire countries into abysmal poverty.
Its mandate: negotiate the terms of a "Mexican-style bail-out" with a view to "restoring economic health and stability".
www.mediafilter.org /econowar   (645 words)

 Economic Warfare--ECONOWAR--Banks, Not Bombs!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Humanity is undergoing in the post-Cold War era an economic crisis of unprecedented scale leading to the rapid impoverishment of large sectors of the World population.
The plunge of national currencies in virtually all major regions of the World has contributed to destabilising national economies while precipitating entire countries into abysmal poverty.
Its mandate: negotiate the terms of a "Mexican-style bail-out" with a view to "restoring economic health and stability".
mediafilter.org /econowar/econowar.html   (645 words)

 Economic Warfare - English Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quoting directly from the preface "the main object of this book is to describe the work of the Allied Maritime Transport Council...
It attempts bth to indicate the place which the Allied control of shipping occupied during the last year of the war in the general economic organization of the Allies".
The author does have the annoying habit of referring to German ships as "the SMS", which is incorrect - "SMS" by itself is all that is required.
www.gwpda.org /naval/b1e00000.htm   (234 words)

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