Raw Story detail one of the cult madras facilities that produce war priests for the Empire:
A foreign policy program based outside Washington with close ties to former Bush administration officials is making a name for itself producing “acolytes” of the president’s foreign policy…
The Defense and Strategic Studies program at Missouri State University is “outside the academic mainstream, but within the policy mainstream,” Robert Jervis, a Columbia University professor, told Bloomberg. Its scholars are quicker than their counterparts at other schools to favor aggressive military policies, according to Jarvis, who specializes in foreign policy decision-making.
The school’s director, Keith Payne, worked under Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, and its faculty includes former Undersecretary of State Robert Joseph, who advised Bush to leave the anti-ballistic missile treaty, Bloomberg reported. The program includes classes on “Space and Information Warfare,” “International Terrorism and Security,” and “The Rise of the United States to Preeminence,”
The Missouri program dates from the 1970s too, but it was founded by William Van Cleave, now 71, a defense expert who took a skeptical line toward arms talks and served as the head of President Ronald Reagan’s defense transition team after the 1980 election…Payne, who was Rumsfeld’s top official in charge of nuclear weapons strategy in 2002 and 2003, describes the school’s aim as hands-on preparation for government work.
The Virginia program is funded by a combination of public and private sources. Payne estimates that as much as 15 percent of the program’s budget comes from defense contractors; Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense company, gave about $50,000 last year and offers internships. Lockheed is impressed by how ready graduates are “to be involved in the policy process,” said William Inglee, Lockheed’s vice president for plans and policy.
Next week, they can start a course on nuclear proliferation taught by Joseph, who left the State Department in February. He favors deployment of anti-missile systems of the type Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin are sparring over.
Wow, neo-cons, imperialists, arms corporations all making the next generation of scum, gives you a warm fuzzy feeling don’t it? Be-suited, yuppy, war mongering filth. Now far be it from me to lecture the human race, but if you are taught how to run the world by places that are funded by people who make money by having wars and who believe in one groups superiority over others, just what the fuck do you think the outcome is gonna be?