Navy Plans Electromagnetic War Games Over National Park and Forest in Washington State
(reposted from Veterans For Peace Chapter 111 Gene Marx)
In case you missed this report from Dahr Jamail on Truthout, Navy Plans Electromagnetic War Games Over National Park and Forest in Washington State:
According to Jamail, the US Navy plans to conduct its Northwest Electromagnetic Radiation Warfare training program, wherein "it will fly 36 of its EA-18G "Growler" supersonic jet warplanes down to 1,200 feet above the ground in some areas in order to conduct war games with 14 mobile towers. Enough electromagnetic radiation will be emitted so as to be capable of melting human eye tissue, and causing breast cancer, childhood leukemia and damage to human fetuses, let alone impacting wildlife in the area."
The area in question is the Olympic Peninsula, including the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, as well as cities and communities, for 260 days per year, with exercises lasting up to 16 hours per day. The damage to flora and fauna in Washington State could be monumental and precedent setting.
I am not an alarmist, and I don't subscribe to fear mongering, but I was trained as an airborne electronic warfare officer in 1970 and was familiar then with the potential environmental damage these training routes could cause.
To document your concern, contact the Forest Service to protest this electronic warfare on US civilians and wildlife now planned to start in September 2015. The public comment period has been extended until November 28. Examples of letters already sent to the USFS website are available at
https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ReadingRoom?List-size=25&project=42759&List-page=1. Of course, letters to the editors of local media would also be helpful to spark interest locally. Also don't hesitate to call your Congressional representatives. They should at least sound somewhat concerned.
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