The U.S. Navy is aiming to run new aerial war games over Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest in Washington State using electromagnetic weapons, Dahr Jamail reports for Truthout. The name of the training games is the Northwest Electromagnetic Radiation Warfare training program. This program would allow the Navy to fly 36 of its new EA-18G “Growler” supersonic jet warplanes at altitudes as low as 1,200 ft over these lands managed as national parks and forests.
It is estimated that enough electromagnetic radiation will be emitted to melt human eye tissue and cause breast cancer, not to mention the damage to the environment and wildlife on lands ostensibly under federal protection. The Growler planes employ electronic technology to jam enemy radar. Navy officials aim to fly training programs over U.S. lands some 260 days a year. As Jamail writes, “What is at stake is not just whether the military is allowed to use protected public lands in the Pacific Northwest for its war games, but a precedent being set for them to do so across the entire country.”
In a subsequent article, Jamail reports on the findings of Dr. Martin Pall, a professor of biochemistry and medical sciences at Washington State University, who has written multiple papers and lectures on the negative impact that electromagnetic radiation has on humans. Pall found evidence that childhood leukemia is due to the fact that EMF radiation is far more harmful to children than adults and the elderly. Pall has called the Navy out, saying that there evidence and claims are untrue and full of miss leading information.
Dahr Jamail, “Navy Plans Electromagnetic War Games over National Park and Forest in Washington,” Truthout, November 10, 2014, http://truth-out.org/news/item/27339-navy-plans-electromagnetic-war-games-over-national-park-and-forest-in-washington-state.
Sydney J. Friedburg, Jr., “Navy Forges New EW Strategy: Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare,” Breaking Defense, October 10, 2014, http://breakingdefense.com/2014/10/navy-forges-new-ew-strategy-electromagnetic-maneuver-warfare/.
Dahr Jamail, “Documents show Navy’s Electromagnetic Warfare Training Would Harm Humans and Wildlife”, Truthout, December 15, 2014, http://truth-out.org/news/item/28009-documents-show-navy-s-electromagnetic-warfare-training-would-harm-humans-and-wildlife.
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