Cumberland Academy

Remote Viewing

Unconventional Human Intelligence Support:
Transcendent and Asymmetric Warfare Implications of
Remote Viewing
by
Commander L. R. Bremseth
United States Navy
28 April 2001
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the
Marine Corps War College
Marine Corps University
Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Quantico, VA 22134-5067 The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not reflect the official
policy or position of the United States Government, Department of Defense, United
States Marine Corps, Marine Corps University, or Marine Corps War College. Abstract
Concerned that a psychical (PSI) gap existed between U.S. and Soviet paranormal
research efforts, the CIA sponsored discreet research into paranormal phenomena
commencing in 1972. Over the succeeding twenty-three years, the U.S. military and
intelligence services were actively involved in paranormal research and operations
involving a process known as remote viewing. Remote viewing, which produced
specialized human intelligence support, served as part of overall military and
government organizations’ intelligence collection efforts. In 1995, after assuming
remote viewing program management responsibilities from the DIA, the CIA decided
to terminate the program based on a controversial review conducted by the American
Institutes for Research. Yet, remote viewing’s demonstrated capacity for providing
unique, non-technical intelligence support posits said program as a leading candidate for
exploring currently evolving forms of warfare. Presented within is a brief history of
the remote viewing program, an examination of its evolution over the course of more
than twenty-three years, and a discussion of its continuing relevance to national security
and emerging warfare trends… 25 page pdf available online

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