On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Released on 2012-08-19 00:00 GMT Email-ID 147544 Date 2011-10-17 15:15:02 From email@example.com To firstname.lastname@example.org List-Name email@example.com Chinese army develops drug to keep soldiers awake for up to 72 hours - paper
Text of report headlined "PLA eyes 'night eagle' to make army of night owls" published by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 16 October
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) [Chinese army] has opened up a new front in the war against sleep.
It has developed a drug that can keep its soldiers awake and active for as long as 72 hours, state television reported yesterday. But its scientists didn't disclose its ingredients.
The anti-sleep drug - called Night Eagle - was unveiled as one of 600 scientific achievements in an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences. The China Central Television report did not give further details about the new drug, such as any hint of its composition, how it works or its possible side effects.
Instead, quoting academy researcher Wang Lin, it said the drug was developed specifically for the military to help soldiers cope with sleep deprivation during missions.
"Our troops will have to stay awake for a long time while being able to maintain cognitive abilities when they are deployed in search and rescue operations after earthquakes, floods and other disasters and some special military missions," Wang said.
Analysts said the Night Eagle drug appeared similar to sleep-suppressants widely used by armed forces of other countries.
"Although I have no information about the newly invented drug, it is not at all surprising to see efforts to control sleep and develop anti-sleep technology because of their apparent practical uses in combat situations," said Professor Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military expert.
"Whether our troops can deprive themselves of sleep hours or even days longer than their opponents could make a major difference in combat," Ni said.
Ni believed the PLA would not reveal the drug's composition or associated experimental data, but said it probably worked the same way as other stimulants developed in the West. Any possible side effects of the drug were also unknown.
One popular military stimulant in the West is modafinil, which was originally developed to treat narcolepsy but is now used by US, French, British and Indian armed forces as an alternative to amphetamines, as well as by students to fight fatigue.
Modafinil has been a popular lifestyle drug for people who want to chemically turn off sleep with fewer side effects.
Experts also said anti-sleep drugs were becoming more important hi-tech aids and the US military reportedly developed a formulation that kept soldiers awake for seven straight days and nights in the early 2000s.
Source: South China Morning Post website, Hong Kong, in English 16 Oct 11
BBC Mon AS1 ASDel ma
(c) Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation 2011
-- Michael Wilson Director of Watch Officer Group, STRATFOR firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 744-4300 ex 4112
An imagination of World War III precondition: Nuclear weapons are never used because of nuclear deterrence
Eastern Europe Theater Russian Army invaded Ukraine. NATO and Ukraine resisted Russian aggression.
Eastern Asia Theater The People's Republic of China commanded Army (PLA) to start anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD). U.S. and Allies countered by Air-Sea Battle (ASB) and Distant Blockade and Maritime Denial. ASB: regional conflict in the First Island Line Distant Blockade: Oil embargo against China Maritime Denial: to contain China in Asia Continent
Air-Sea Battle (ASB) the Battle of Spratly the Battle of Taiwan the Battle of Senkaku U.S. and Allies defeated PLAAF and PLAN
Distant Blockade and Maritime Denial 50% of China's GDP depends on overseas trade, and 85% of Chinese trade depends on shipping. China had depleted its natural energy resources.
Xi Jinping ordered Operation Barbarossa PLAGF intruded into Siberia to gain Russian natural gas. PLAGF occupied Siberia and aimed to Moscow, but PLAGF was annihilated by burden of far long logistics and Russian Winter.
Operation Double Cross U.S. and Allies deceived PLA as if Allies' landing place was Shanghai.
Operation Overload U.S. and Allies crossed the Yellow Sea and landed on Tianjin. Allied Forces occupied Beijing. Xi-Jinping committed suicide in bunker. Chinese Communist Party vanished and CCP executives were executed. China dissolved into over one hundred countries. Russia waned and disrupted.