Robert David STEELE
The son of an oil engineer, Robert was blessed with seven years in South America and seven years in Asia including several in Viet-Nam, before he ever got to university. A graduate of Muhlenberg College (Political Science), Lehigh University (International Relations with a thesis on predicting revolutions), and later in life, the University of Oklahoma (Public Administration) and the US Naval War College (Defense Economics), he is also the top reviewer in English of non-fiction books (over 2,500 reviews posted across 98 categories of reading).
He joined the US Marine Corps as an infantry officer in 1976 and served for four years active duty and sixteen years in the active reserve. In 1979 he was accepted as a clandestine operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, and did a very unusual three back-to-back tours overseas during which he was credited with five times the regional average in both agent recruitments and finished intelligence production.
In 1988 he was invited by the US Marine Corps to return as a GS-14 civilian, the second ranking civilian position in Marine Corps intelligence, and served as the co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA). In this position he was the Study Director for the flagship study, Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations in the Third World (MCCDC, March 1990), and learned t wo things:
>01 The US secret intelligence community knows nothing about almost everything because they refuse to be serious about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT); and
02 The US Department of Defense is not designed to win wars, it is designed to spend money, with 50% waste and 40% operational capability being the norm.
In 1992 he sponsored the first of 20 international conferences on OSINT, and was immediately ordered by the CIA via USMC to shut down; he quit his safe government job and went on to train 7,500 mid-career officers from 66 countries in OSINT.
Today he is the foremost proponent for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), which is organized into nine major domains and twenty-seven sub-domains, all of which enable the creation of a post-Western economy without waste at roughly 10-20 percent the cost of the failed Western model that is 90% profit for the banks.
In 2017 he was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize that he has said he does not deserve -- but President Putin, President Trump, and General Secretary Xi would deserve this prize -- apart from their efforts to denuclearize the Koreas and the Middle East -- if they established an Open Source Agency for each continent to lift up the six billion poor.
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)