DEVOLVED | E3: A NEW COLD WAR
If the 2020 US presidential election was rigged against Donald Trump, is it possible the military was prepared well in advance of this election to monitor for fraud? Is there any evidence to indicate that white hats in the American government knew Biden would steal the election and caught him, triggering a continuity of government plan to save the republic? Based on the research of Patel Patriot, DEVOLVED is a series investigating the concept of “devolution” which is when a government’s chain of command is decentralized to circumvent the Constitutional provisions for succession.
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Just two days after the Associated Press declared Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump promoted Christopher C. Miller to Acting Secretary of Defense on November 9th, 2020.
Miller spent his entire military service in the Special forces beginning with leading high-risk counterterror ops in middle east. He oversaw the $11 B United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) budget and 55,000 personnel. Following uniformed service, he was a contracted advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence for activities conducted by USSOCOM.
One of Miller’s last assignments as an Army officer was as Director for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)).
In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the entire United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Sec Def Miller began working for the Trump administration in March of 2018, serving various roles within the National Counterterrorism Center. He became Director of the NCTC in August of 2020, a position he held until his promotion to Acting Secretary of Defense. While with the National Counterterrorism Center, he had a brief stint (June 19, 2020-August 7, 2020) where he was also “Performing the Duties of (ASD (SO/LIC)) until he was replaced by Ezra Cohen-Watnick.
Miller’s background and expertise make him the perfect person to help implement a special operation such as devolution.
Within days of his promotion to Sec Def, Christopher Miller and Trump began making moves within the DoD and Pentagon that many considered unusual. On November 10th, Anthony Tata was promoted to Senior Official Performing the duties of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. The USD(P) happens to be the primary coordinator for Department of Defense Directive 3020.26 which “establishes DoD continuity policy and assigns responsibilities for its implementation.”
In other words, the very first position filled after Chris Miller became Acting Secretary of Defense, was the position that “Develops DoD policy and provides oversight for Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government”.
Tata is also an author who writes “Tom Clancy-style military thrillers”. He published a book in November of 2019 entitled “Double Crossfire”. The book’s description is interesting- “In the most shocking scenario of our time … Anthony J. Tata takes you inside a brilliantly conceived, brutally executed plot to overthrow our government — from within”.
We’ll just call one that a coincidence.
November 11th, 2020 involved the promotion of two more Trump allies: Kashyap Patel and Ezra Cohen-Watnik.
Kash Patel was promoted to Chief of Staff for Acting Sec Def Miller. He played a major role in uncovering the corruption of the Democrat party during both Spygate and the Ukraine Scandal. He was a legal liaison to the Joint Special Operations Command and played numerous roles in counterterrorism. As Chief of Staff for Sec Def Miller, Patel would have been intimately involved with the operations planning. He was also designated to lead the DoD’s coordination with the Biden administration’s transition team.
In December of 2020, Politico published an article entitled ‘Really quite shocking’: Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon.
Kash Patel, along with Sec Def Miller and the rest of Trump’s allies “refused to provide information about current operations, particularly in the special operations realm”. This was considered unprecedented in terms of Presidential Transitions.
What was happening in Special Operations that the Trump administration didn’t want the incoming Biden admin to know about?
On the same day that Kash Patel was promoted to Chief of Staff, Ezra Cohen-Watnick was promoted to fill the role of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (UDI). While in this role, he also continued to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)). He was working as both the UDI and the ASD (SO/LIC) from November 11th – January 20th.
This means that Watnick was the top Pentagon civilian overseeing both intelligence and Special Operations.
He was also appointed by Trump to chair the Public Interest Declassification Board in December of 2020, a position that would prove useful if you wanted a timely release of previously classified information to the public.
On November 18th 2020, Sec Def Miller signed a memorandum designating the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)) as a “principle staff assistant” reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. This ensured Ezra Cohen-Watnick would now be reporting directly to Sec Def Miller.
Special Operations and Low intensity units perform small-scale covert, and clandestine operations. Ezra Cohen-Watnick was placed as the top civilian official overseeing our Military Intelligence AND our Special Operations forces and the red tape was cut for him to report directly to Sec Def Miller.
Remember, Miller’s last role with the army was as Director for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare within the Office of the (ASD (SO/LIC)). Sec Def Miller knows the ins and outs of the Special Operations Command. He has personally led some of the Units. He trusts them because he is one of them.
Sec Def Miller was asked to help implement something that had never been done before. The fate of the United States of America is hanging in the balance based on the success of this one operation. He had the weight of the world on his shoulders, so he turned to the people he knew he could trust to get the job done. These special operations units specialize in “protecting against subversion, lawlessness, insurgency, terrorism, and other threats to their internal security, and stability, and legitimacy.” This is exactly the group you need playing a role in a Devolution operation, but there is another group in our military that is playing a major role in devolution. That group is CYBERCOM.
On December 7th, 2020, President Trump signed Executive order 13961: Governance and Integration of Federal Mission Resilience and with it, he released the Federal Mission Resilience Strategy 2020. This is where we find the most definitive proof of Devolution and we will cover it in detail in a later episode, but there is one quote from the introduction of “The Strategy” written by Trump himself that we need to look at:
“Our adversaries will not attempt to fight us on our terms… and are adept at competing below the threshold of armed conflict.”
Trump was telling us with his devolution executive order and strategy, that our election was stolen by groups operating “below the threshold of armed conflict”, in the cyber world. Trump saw this coming, and took the steps necessary through his executive powers to prepare for this. One of the best examples of this was when he signed Executive Order 13848: Imposing Certain Sanctions in the even of foreign interference in a United States Election. We will cover this executive order in detail later in the series.
But how was our military preparing for a stolen election?
May 8, 2018 – The military took key initiative at defending our United States elections by elevating Cybercom to Combatant Command. This elevation allows Cyber Command to report directly to the Secretary of Defense and gives CyberCom broader authority to conduct cyber operations. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone replaced admiral Mike Rogers as Cybercom commander and the head of the NSA.
June 18, 2018 – President Trump directs the DoD to “immediately begin the process to establish Space Force as the 6th branch of the armed forces.”
July 23, 2018 – General Paul Nakasone who serves as both the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command) confirmed that he has set up a task force to counter Russian cyberthreats to the United States.
According to Cyber Scoop,
“Nakasone said a cyberattack from another government on U.S. critical infrastructure would cross the threshold into war, “and we would certainly respond.”
The U.S. government’s definition of critical infrastructure expanded in January 2017 when the Department of Homeland Security put election systems in that category.”
The article discusses Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as “operating under the threshold level of war” because during the 2016 election, “election systems” were not yet in the category of critical infrastructure. That changed in January of 2017 before Trump even took office. To further perpetuate the narrative that the 2016 election was stolen through Russian Collusion, President Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, classified “election infrastructure” as “Critical infrastructure”.
General Nakasone is telling us that since “election systems” are now classified as critical infrastructure, a cyberattack on election systems moving forward would cross the threshold into war.
August 16, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive”.
According to the article,
“Mr. Trump signed an order on Wednesday reversing the classified rules, known as Presidential Policy Directive 20, that had mapped out an elaborate interagency process that must be followed before U.S. use of cyberattacks, particularly those geared at foreign adversaries.
The change was described as an “offensive step forward” by an administration official briefed on the decision, one intended to help support military operations, deter foreign election influence and thwart intellectual property theft by meeting such threats with more forceful responses.”
The article explains the obstacles involved in Obama’s version of the policy.
“Critics for years have seen PPD20 as a particular source of inertia, arguing that it handicaps or prevents important operations by involving too many federal agencies in potential attack plans.”
The Wall Street Journal article explains the significance of NSPM-13,
“…which allows for the delegation of well-defined authorities to the Secretary of Defense to conduct time-sensitive military operations in cyberspace. Congress has also clarified that the President has authority to direct military operations in cyberspace to counter adversary cyber operations against our national interests.”
September 10, 2018 – The Council on Foreign Relations posted an article discussing Trump’s changes to PPD-20 with some interesting comments.
“With the elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command in May 2018—on par with the Pentagon’s other combatant commands—the logic behind the reported revisions was that the commander of Cyber Command should have authority to take action comparable to that of other combatant command commanders.”
April 29, 2019 – It was reported that General Nakasone’s aforementioned task force named “the Russian Small Group” would become permanent.
July 23, 2019 – General Nakasone announced that the NSA would was creating a Cybersecurity Directorate to better protect the country against cyberthreats from foreign adversaries.
According to Cyber Scoop,
“The move is intended to allow the NSA — which is part of the Department of Defense — to better provide information gleaned from signals intelligence to agencies and the private sector in order to protect national critical infrastructure.”
September 7, 2019 – The NSA prepares to defend 2020 elections, drawing lessons from 2018.
According to Big Country Homepage,
“…if there is an adversary or adversaries that are attempting to either influence or interfere in our elections, we’re going to take them on,” General Paul Nakasone, who leads both the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, said at the annual Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Summit last week.”
Space Force served a complimentary role to what Cybercom was doing.
Air Force Magazine published an article in July of 2021 explaining the role of Space Force.
“Given our unique operating environment, there is a special synergy between U.S. Space Command and U.S. CYBERCOM…. There is no strategic-level cyber capability without space.”
Creating Space Force was necessary to give Cybercom and the NSA the maximum capabilities required to defend our election infrastructure.
General Nakasone was quoted in the article as saying,
“We began the ability for us to defend the presidential elections not today, not six months from now. We began it the day after the midterm elections,” he said, “We have not let up in terms of our ability to understand what our adversaries are doing.”
Army Brig. Gen. William Hartman, Cybercom’s election security lead and commander of Cyber National Mission Force said,
“The biggest success out of 2018 wasn’t the 2018 midterms,” Hartman said. “The biggest success was we put in place, both organizationally and from a business practice standpoint, a focus on an enduring mission to protect the democratic process.”
Hartman is co-lead of the Election Security Group alongside David Imbordino, the NSA election security lead. Imbordino was quoted as saying,
“We look at adversary meddling in an election on two different fronts. One is covert influence, and then there’s interference,” Imbordino said. “For interference, what we’re talking about is an adversary trying to go change a vote total, targeting election infrastructure, voter rolls…”
Jan 30, 2020 – Government Tech Review published an article entitled US Cyber Command, NSA team to keep elections secure.
“As the US election cycle begins to heat up, the nation’s civil and military IT security leaders are making it clear that they will be proactive in fighting back against anyone who intends to interfere with the process.”
US Cyber Command’s Brigadier-General William Hartman said,
“We are laser focused on any foreign adversaries trying to interfere with our election process.”
August 8, 2020 – The DoD published a bulletin entitled For 2020 Election, Threat is Bigger than Russia.
“We’re looking at the spectrum of all of our adversaries, Russia, China, Iran, and ransomware actors,” said Dave Imbordino, the election security lead with the National Security Agency, during a panel discussion Friday that was part of the 2020 DEF CON convention.”
Considering everything we have learned, a very clear picture emerges. One can easily see that the military, through Cybercom and the NSA (both headed up by General Nakasone), was well-positioned and highly prepared to address any foreign interference in our election. Trump elevated CYBERCOM’s role and cut them lose to operate as needed.
We are at war with a foreign adversary that has infiltrated our corporations, our mainstream media, our tech companies, our education system, our federal agencies and nearly every level of our government. This is an information war. This war is happening right now, below the threshold of armed conflict. After Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election, Trump began moving his final chess pieces into place by putting the proper personnel in key positions at the DOD. The personnel with expertise in special operations and irregular warfare.
General Nakasone said himself that a “cyberattack from another government on U.S. critical infrastructure would cross the threshold into war” and our election systems are in the category of critical infrastructure. We are at a crucial moment in our country’s history and its very survival hangs in the balance. The Biden regime is crumbling under the weight of utter incompetency as he and the rest of the corrupt globalists are scrambling to install the final pieces of their New World Order.
Our military was monitoring for foreign interference in our election, so the only question that remains is… was Joe Biden’s election legitimate?