USA Foreign Policy and Action Choices, Options, Alternatives (Part 1)


Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

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  • Assassinations/death squads/drones
  • Bounties for info/capture/murder
  • Bribery/blackmail
  • Celebration of national “morality”/necessity of torture
  • Central-banking network (Debt)
  • Collaboration/contracts with universities, scientists, professional organizations
  • Contingent “humanitarian” aid
  • Contingent foreign aid
  • Control UN via vetoes
  • Control IMF and World Bank
  • Cooperate with foreign nations (e.g., military, intelligence)
  • Development of domestic-crowd controls (militarization of local police)
  • Diseases of affluence (Obesity, Body Image, Smoking)
  • Dollar dependence for trade and loans
  • Drugs to disable, control
  • Drug wars and corruptions
  • Disproportionate support of “allies,” “enemification” of others
  • Entrapment for control and blackmail
  • Establishment of military bases [more than 900 known foreign bases],
  • Exportation of popular American culture
  • FISA and FISA Court Condemnation
  • Foreign student/faculty/consultant exchanges
  • Foster fear, insecurity, vulnerability
  • Fund development of disguised/pseudo-organizations (e.g. Human Ecology Fund)
  • Glorification of war, militarism, warrior mentalities
  • Guerilla Special Forces
  • Hegemonic globalization
  • Infiltrate peace and anti-war groups
  • Invade, occupy, exploit, colonize
  • Mass surveillance, monitoring, and archiving of data,
  • Massive government/private intelligence security agencies/organizations
  • Media influence and control
  • Military intervention
  • Mind control technologies (e.g., drugs, EMR)
  • Negotiation/conflict resolution
  • Non-Prosecution of connected military, government, civilian law violators/abusers
  • Penetrate foreign nation computer systems
  • Promotion of nationalism/popularism, pseudo-patriotism
  • Propaganda and promotion of USA exceptionalism,
  • Purchase and installation of pro-American leaders and dictators (Regime change)
  • Recruitment of spies, informers, collaborators, agents
  • Regime change
  • Stay-Behind Secret Military (e.g. Operation Gladio)
  • Stealth capitalism
  • Use of stoolies, shils, plants, spies, stalkers
  • Use surrogate nation forces, mercenaries
  • Use false flags incidents
  • Use major philanthropic foundations to influence policy and actions
  • Vilification of domestic/international critics
  • Weapons/arms dealer/sales (World’s leading arms dealers)
  • Weather Control
  • Witness protection programs


Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, is a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Emeritus Professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus in Honolulu, Hawaii, and past director of the World Health Organization Psychiatric Research Center in Honolulu.  He is known internationally as a pioneer figure in the study of culture and psychopathology who challenged the ethnocentrism and racial biases of many assumptions, theories, and practices in psychology and psychiatry. In more recent years, he has been writing and lecturing on peace and social justice. He has published 21 books and more than 300 articles, tech reports, and popular commentaries. His TMS articles may be accessed HERE and he can be reached at

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