Freelance reporter Christopher Ketcham, author of a new piece called “The Last Roundup” for Radar magazine, discusses the “Continuity Of Government” (COG) plan to keep government operating after a national emergency such as a nuclear strike, effectively suspending the Constitution and turning the country into a fascist military dictatorship, the history of COG going back to the Cold War and it’s partial implementation after 9/11, DHS’s “Main Core” and other databases and lists of dissidents kept ready by the government, the measures in place for total police state after the next crisis, the pending collapse of America resulting from the suicide-pact with the military industrial complex and the possibilities to reverse this course.
MP3 here. (44:38)
Christopher Ketcham is a freelance reporter and writer for many venues including Antiwar.com, Harper’s, GQ, The Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Good Magazine, Radar, and National Geographic. In 2002, he was selected as a Livingston Awards finalist for his Salon.com coverage of the 9/11 attacks in New York.