1. Exercise the 2nd Amendment: let citizens organized in “well-regulated militia” make use of civil-grade versions of advanced cyber and monitoring technology, with rights to alert their fellow citizens. The 2nd Amendment does not mandate that individuals buy and use guns on their own, or suggest that guns are suitable “arms” for “the security of a free State.”
2. Phase out nuclear weapons. A threat of their use prevents a genuine contest or decision: e.g., Korea 1951. They preclude the aim of conflict, deciding who controls territory, by making territory lifeless. They assure neither defense, nor freedom, nor survival. Their use in East Asia, an area of greatest risk, would contaminate the US West. Their use in Europe or the Arctic would destroy life on earth. Risks of nuclear conflict remain among Indian Ocean states. The US could reduce that by decommissioning. Spend $150B each year, for four years.
3. Remove the three main threats now to the US: (1) deforestation of the Amazon (put it under UNEP/UNDP control with indigenous habitation, fulfilling a papal edict of 1494); (2) mining for oil and uranium in Greenland (remove foreign companies busy there; declare Greenland to be our icebox); (3) air/water pollution (smog; Fukushima) sent from East Asia (speed up shift to renewable energy).
4. Place all missile and space programs in a Space Force. Treat any trip to a planet or moon as a military expedition, with colonial aims.
5. Make all military services able to survive on site. Navy ships produce energy from the sea and sun, in large tracts or as they move (as R&D’d already); Air Force jets burn bio-kerosene grown near bases (as Australia tested); Army deploys ultra-lightweight waterwheels and solar panels, instead of trucking fuel (as NZ starts in Afghanistan); Space Force relies on solar energy or hydrogen, both emissions-free.
6. In Africa and the Middle East especially, apply Earth Art ideas widely, as Russia already designed for Iraq in 1980-87, to un-do deserts. Thus restore the animal-rich savannah from long ago. We meet requests made by diplomats from Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt—-after they viewed satellite studies of the Iran-Iraq war by a US-artists’ militia. Structures could move rivers, effect barriers, and win battles.
7. Control and build transportation infrastructure in the US. Rapid circulation within and between cities increases territorial strength.