This letter is divided in to sections. If you are only interested in what you need to have in the face of an authoritarian system then please look only at the links listed several paragraphs below under the heading "Books of Resistance." These books are uploaded in full and maybe removed soon in order to keep tyranny. Whoever you are I wish you well in our common struggle of freedom.

This information is for everyone and anyone that believe in basic civil rights, the ideas behind the US constitutions, the universal declaration of human rights, human rights and a pluralistic society. This information is to reach almost all social, political and economic spectrums. This is not just for the liberals, the left, the conservatives, the right, the greens, the libertarians, the anarchists, the socialists, and the proudly independents, but for all freedom loving people. This letter is a demand that you leave these divisions behind as you work together with family, friends, fellow workers, neighbours, strangers and so forth. To survive the coming onslaught on our civil rights, liberties, freedoms and basic humanity we will need to reach out across these petty divisions. We will have to work together to fight and survive the cold brutality of the police state.

Most of you reading this already know of the non corporate news stories of martial law; the removal of Posse Comitatus; 100 mile "Constitution-Free" zone; the deputisation of corporatists in a "boys club" called InfraGard with the able to "shoot to kill" in a time of martial law; the coming third know election fraud on November 4th; voter purging; economic blackmail; the corporate bailout; economic collapse; straight out of Iraq the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division are now patrolling the streets of the US; Presidential Directive 51 the and so forth and so forth. All of you know of these things. The following books or manuals are going to be the most important source of information during the coming strife. Please download these books on a pin drive or some media that can be separated from your computer so as if needed can be destroyed or passed on to others manually instead of via internet. I am begging you to download these books. Please
keep in mind that if martial law or a crackdown is done then there will be media blackouts as well as internet and communications blackouts. We have seen a communications blackout last year (2007) in the Middle East when several undersea cables where "accidentally" cut from off the coast of Alexandria Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea to near Dubai in the Persian Gulf. Same time the Middle East blackout was happening the US defence was having a military game in which the cyber realm was supposedly attack in an operation called CyberStorm and all this happened when on the US East Coast there was a blackberry outage. So please be aware that a communications blackout even limited, temporal and regional would accompany martial law. I beg you to pass forth these leaks which may only be good for 24 hours or less. I DO NOT recommend forwarding these in open public forums until at least some time has passed for those of you to have had time to download them.

If you were to pick only two of these books out of the following list then you should chose David's Tool Kit: A Citizen's Guide to Taking Out Big Brother's Heavy Weapons by Ragnar Benson and How to Start & Train a Militia Unit - PM 8--94 by Maj. George Westmoreland, USMC Ret. These two books are filled with great information. This is not to say the others do not, but if you needed to limit it to two books then grab these two. Keep in mind that the goal of a resistance movement is to tie the enemy into a situation where it is not worth the energy, money nor "manpower' to occupy a region or country. Also keep in mind that the bailout or the joke name of the Economic Stablization Act of 2008 now gives the Bush regime a huge treasury to wage war on the populous using mercenaries like Blackwater Worldwide. Keep in mind to resist does not mean violence to other humans and other life. Resistance can take the form of vandalism, graffiti, sickouts and generally
making the daily functions of the empire not functional. Also included with this list are books on strategy as well. With the the following list of books free to download I leave you to ponder these quotes from the great Chinese strategist Sun Tzu in his Art of War

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."

"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him."

"If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected."

Books of Resistance:

David's Tool Kit: A Citizen's Guide to Taking Out Big Brother's Heavy Weapons by Ragnar Benson
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380523.pdf
 http://images.indymedia.org/imc/seattle/media/2008/10/269434.pdf

How to Start & Train a Militia Unit - PM 8--94 by Maj. George Westmoreland, USMC Ret.
 http://images.indymedia.org/imc/seattle/media/2008/10/269460.pdf

US Marine Corp SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape)
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/02/372233.pdf

Secret Freedom Fighter: Fighting Tyranny without Terrorizing the Innocent by Jefferson Mack
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380525.pdf

Invisible Resistance to Tyranny by Jefferson Mack
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380526.pdf

Running a Ring of Spies by Jefferson Mack
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380528.pdf

SOE The Art of Guerrilla Warfare by Gubbins
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380529.pdf

Ragnar's Urban Survival by Ragnar Benson
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380655.pdf

The Modern Survival Retreat: A New and Vital Approach to Retreat Theory and Practice by Ragnar Benson
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/381011.pdf

SOE Partisan Leaders Handbook by Gubbins
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380530.pdf

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
 http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations/org/198_methods.pdf

Strategy books:

The Starfish And the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/380532.pdf

On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals by Robert Helvey
 http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations/org/OSNC.pdf

CANVAS (Centre for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies)'s
Nonviolent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points A Strategic Approach To Everyday Tactics
 http://www.canvasopedia.org/files/various/Nonviolent_Struggle-50CP.pdf
or if the Police State has blocked the site try this
 http://www.usip.org/cap/tools_resources/nonviolent_eng.pdf

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot a Citizens Call to Action by Naomi Wolf
 http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2008/10/381133.pdf

Art of War by Sun Tzu
 http://www.ualberta.ca/~cmadan/reading/the_art_of_war.pdf
 http://www.artofwarsuntzu.com/Art%20of%20War%20PDF.pdf
 http://www.military-quotes.com/downloads/aow.pdf

Propaganda by Edward Bernays
 http://militant.org/files/propaganda.pdf

The second part of this letter is quotes from people who had concerns for the rise of the Corporate State. The Corporate State like monarchies, the fascist state and totalitarian socialist state are the opposite of democracies. Where democracies are founded in the will of the population these other systems are based on authoritarian ideologies.

We have learn from history and we are at a point of time when our country, and in fact the world, is at yet another point of time of deep crises. As a reminder from those before us in their own words...

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
- Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd President of the United States of America

"Yes, we may all congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its close. It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood. The best blood of the flower of American youth has been freely offered upon our country's altar that the nation might live. It has indeed been a trying hour for the republic; but I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country … As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."
- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
- Benito Mussolini, Fascist Dictator of Italy

“We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.”
- Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Nazi Propaganda

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America

"The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism."
- Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States of America

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in
three districts. I operated on three continents."
- Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler, decorated Marine Corps veteran who was asked to head the American fascist coup against FDR in the Business Plot and fouled the plot of the corporate elite

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
- Upton Sinclair, American writer

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th Presedent of the United States of America

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
- George W Bush, 43rd Presedent of the United States of America

The third part of this letter are some articles that have been posted about the current development of the Corporate State. These articles may also disappear in a time of authoritarian clampdown.

Important news stories and government official steps for martial law

"The FBI Deputizes Businesses”
by Matthew Rothschild
 http://www.grandestrategy.com/2008/02/2349048-fbi-deputizes-business.html

Not If -- When
by Shirley Bianchi  http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_shirley__080212_not_if____when.htm

Report: Over 23,000 Business Leaders Working With FBI and Homeland Security
 http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/11/report_fbi_deputizes_23_000_business

NSA Must Examine All Internet Traffic to Prevent Cyber Nine-Eleven, Top Spy Says
 http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/01/feds-must-exami.html

Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act Raises Fears of New Government Crackdown on Dissent
 http://www.democracynow.org/2007/11/20/homegrown_terrorism_prevention_act_raises_fears

“The End of America”: Feminist Social Critic Naomi Wolf Warns U.S. in Slow Descent into Fascism
 http://www.democracynow.org/2007/11/28/the_end_of_america_feminist_social

Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army  http://www.democracynow.org/2007/3/20/blackwater_the_rise_of_the_worlds

Bush Given Power to Deploy US Troops Domestically & Declare Martial Law
In news from Capitol Hill, Congress is coming under criticism for approving a little noticed provision last year that makes it easier for President Bush to declare martial law and to send US troops into American cities. At the administration’s request, Congress approved the changes to a law known as the Insurrection Act without ever holding a public hearing. Under the new law, the president now has the authority to use both active-duty armed forces and the National Guard on American soil—not just during a rebellion—but also a natural disaster, terrorist attack, pandemic or other chaotic situation. All 50 of the nation’s governors have opposed the rule changes. Earlier this month Senators Patrick Leahy, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Republican Christopher Bond introduced legislation to repeal the changes Congress approved last year.  http://www.democracynow.org/2007/2/20/headlines#7

Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency
By Matthew Rothschild
May 18, 2007

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.

In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.”Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”

He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.”

 http://progressive.org/mag_wx051807


White House News

NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51

HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-20

Subject: National Continuity Policy

Purpose

(1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes "National Essential Functions," prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.

Definitions

(2) In this directive:

(a) "Category" refers to the categories of executive departments and agencies listed in Annex A to this directive;

(b) "Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;

(c) "Continuity of Government," or "COG," means a coordinated effort within the Federal Government's executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency;

(d) "Continuity of Operations," or "COOP," means an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission-Essential Functions continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies;

(e) "Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a catastrophic emergency;

(f) "Executive Departments and Agencies" means the executive departments enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 101, independent establishments as defined by 5 U.S.C. 104(1), Government corporations as defined by 5 U.S.C. 103(1), and the United States Postal Service;

(g) "Government Functions" means the collective functions of the heads of executive departments and agencies as defined by statute, regulation, presidential direction, or other legal authority, and the functions of the legislative and judicial branches;

(h) "National Essential Functions," or "NEFs," means that subset of Government Functions that are necessary to lead and sustain the Nation during a catastrophic emergency and that, therefore, must be supported through COOP and COG capabilities; and

(i) "Primary Mission Essential Functions," or "PMEFs," means those Government Functions that must be performed in order to support or implement the performance of NEFs before, during, and in the aftermath of an emergency.

Policy

(3) It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs in order to ensure the preservation of our form of government under the Constitution and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions under all conditions.

Implementation Actions

(4) Continuity requirements shall be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies. As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received. Emphasis will be placed upon geographic dispersion of leadership, staff, and infrastructure in order to increase survivability and maintain uninterrupted Government Functions. Risk management principles shall be applied to ensure that appropriate operational readiness decisions are based on the probability of an attack or other incident and its consequences.

(5) The following NEFs are the foundation for all continuity programs and capabilities and represent the overarching responsibilities of the Federal Government to lead and sustain the Nation during a crisis, and therefore sustaining the following NEFs shall be the primary focus of

the Federal Government leadership during and in the aftermath of an emergency that adversely affects the performance of Government Functions:

(a) Ensuring the continued functioning of our form of government under the Constitution, including the functioning of the three separate branches of government;

(b) Providing leadership visible to the Nation and the world and maintaining the trust and confidence of the American people;

(c) Defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and preventing or interdicting attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;

(d) Maintaining and fostering effective relationships with foreign nations;

(e) Protecting against threats to the homeland and bringing to justice perpetrators of crimes or attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;

(f) Providing rapid and effective response to and recovery from the domestic consequences of an attack or other incident;

(g) Protecting and stabilizing the Nation's economy and ensuring public confidence in its financial systems; and

(h) Providing for critical Federal Government services that address the national health, safety, and welfare needs of the United States.

(6) The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator. The National Continuity Coordinator, in coordination with the Assistant to the President for National

Security Affairs (APNSA), without exercising directive authority, shall coordinate the development and implementation of continuity policy for executive departments and agencies. The Continuity Policy Coordination Committee (CPCC), chaired by a Senior Director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, shall be the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination.

(7) For continuity purposes, each executive department and agency is assigned to a category in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and

responsibilities in support of the Federal Government's ability to sustain the NEFs. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall serve as the President's lead agent for coordinating overall

continuity operations and activities of executive departments and agencies, and in such role shall perform the responsibilities set forth for the Secretary in sections 10 and 16 of this directive.

(8) The National Continuity Coordinator, in consultation with the heads of appropriate executive departments and agencies, will lead the development of a National Continuity Implementation Plan (Plan), which shall include prioritized goals and objectives, a concept of operations, performance metrics by which to measure continuity readiness, procedures for continuity and incident management activities, and clear direction to executive department and agency continuity coordinators, as well as guidance to promote interoperability of Federal Government continuity programs and procedures with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate. The Plan shall be submitted to the President for approval not later than 90 days after the date of this directive.

(9) Recognizing that each branch of the Federal Government is responsible for its own continuity programs, an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall ensure that the executive branch's COOP and COG policies in support of ECG efforts are appropriately coordinated with those of

the legislative and judicial branches in order to ensure interoperability and allocate national assets efficiently to maintain a functioning Federal Government.

(10) Federal Government COOP, COG, and ECG plans and operations shall be appropriately integrated with the emergency plans and capabilities of State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to promote interoperability and to prevent redundancies and conflicting lines of authority. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the integration of Federal continuity plans and operations with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.

(11) Continuity requirements for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and executive departments and agencies shall include the following:

(a) The continuation of the performance of PMEFs during any emergency must be for a period up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed, and the capability to be fully operational at alternate sites as soon as possible after the occurrence of an emergency, but not later than 12 hours after COOP activation;

(b) Succession orders and pre-planned devolution of authorities that ensure the emergency delegation of authority must be planned and documented in advance in accordance with applicable law;

(c) Vital resources, facilities, and records must be safeguarded, and official access to them must be provided;

(d) Provision must be made for the acquisition of the resources necessary for continuity operations on an emergency basis;

(e) Provision must be made for the availability and redundancy of critical communications capabilities at alternate sites in order to support connectivity between

and among key government leadership, internal elements, other executive departments and agencies, critical partners, and the public;

(f) Provision must be made for reconstitution capabilities that allow for recovery from a catastrophic emergency and resumption of normal operations; and

(g) Provision must be made for the identification, training, and preparedness of personnel capable of relocating to alternate facilities to support the continuation of the performance of PMEFs.

(12) In order to provide a coordinated response to escalating threat levels or actual emergencies, the Continuity of Government Readiness Conditions (COGCON) system establishes executive branch continuity program readiness levels, focusing

on possible threats to the National Capital Region. The President will determine and issue the COGCON Level. Executive departments and agencies shall comply with the requirements and

assigned responsibilities under the COGCON program. During COOP activation, executive departments and agencies shall report their readiness status to the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary's designee.

(13) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall:

(a) Conduct an annual assessment of executive department and agency continuity funding requests and performance data that are submitted by executive departments and agencies as part of the annual budget request process, in order to monitor progress in the implementation of the Plan and the execution of continuity budgets;

(b) In coordination with the National Continuity Coordinator, issue annual continuity planning guidance for the development of continuity budget requests; and

(c) Ensure that heads of executive departments and agencies prioritize budget resources for continuity capabilities, consistent with this directive.

(14) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall:

(a) Define and issue minimum requirements for continuity communications for executive departments and agencies, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President;

(b) Establish requirements for, and monitor the development, implementation, and maintenance of, a comprehensive communications architecture to integrate continuity components, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President; and

(c) Review quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities, as prepared pursuant to section 16(d) of this directive or otherwise, and report the results and recommended remedial actions to the National Continuity Coordinator.

(15) An official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall:

(a) Advise the President, the Chief of Staff to the President, the APHS/CT, and the APNSA on COGCON operational execution options; and

(b) Consult with the Secretary of Homeland Security in order to ensure synchronization and integration of continuity activities among the four categories of executive departments and agencies.

(16) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(a) Coordinate the implementation, execution, and assessment of continuity operations and activities;

(b) Develop and promulgate Federal Continuity Directives in order to establish continuity planning requirements for executive departments and agencies;

(c) Conduct biennial assessments of individual department and agency continuity capabilities as prescribed by the Plan and report the results to the President through the APHS/CT;

(d) Conduct quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities in consultation with an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;

(e) Develop, lead, and conduct a Federal continuity training and exercise program, which shall be incorporated into the National Exercise Program developed pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 of December 17, 2003 ("National Preparedness"), in consultation with an

official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;

(f) Develop and promulgate continuity planning guidance to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators;

(g) Make available continuity planning and exercise funding, in the form of grants as provided by law, to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators; and

(h) As Executive Agent of the National Communications System, develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive continuity communications architecture.

(17) The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall produce a biennial assessment of the foreign and domestic threats to the Nation's continuity of government.

(18) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall provide secure, integrated, Continuity of Government communications to the President, the Vice President, and, at a minimum, Category I executive departments and agencies.

(19) Heads of executive departments and agencies shall execute their respective department or agency COOP plans in response to a localized emergency and shall:

(a) Appoint a senior accountable official, at the Assistant Secretary level, as the Continuity Coordinator for the department or agency;

(b) Identify and submit to the National Continuity Coordinator the list of PMEFs for the department or agency and develop continuity plans in support of the NEFs and the continuation of essential functions under all conditions;

(c) Plan, program, and budget for continuity capabilities consistent with this directive;

(d) Plan, conduct, and support annual tests and training, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, in order to evaluate program readiness and ensure adequacy and viability of continuity plans and communications systems; and

(e) Support other continuity requirements, as assigned by category, in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and responsibilities

General Provisions

(20) This directive shall be implemented in a manner that is consistent with, and facilitates effective implementation of, provisions of the Constitution concerning succession to the Presidency or the exercise of its powers, and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (3 U.S.C. 19), with consultation of the Vice President and, as appropriate, others involved. Heads of executive departments and agencies shall ensure that appropriate

support is available to the Vice President and others involved as necessary to be prepared at all times to implement those provisions.

(21) This directive:

(a) Shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and the authorities of agencies, or heads of agencies, vested by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations;

(b) Shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect (i) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, and legislative proposals, or (ii) the authority of the Secretary of Defense over the Department of Defense, including the chain of command for military forces from the President, to the Secretary of Defense, to the commander of military forces, or military command and control procedures; and

(c) Is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its

agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(22) Revocation. Presidential Decision Directive 67 of October 21, 1998 ("Enduring Constitutional Government and Continuity of Government Operations"), including all Annexes thereto, is hereby revoked.

(23) Annex A and the classified Continuity Annexes, attached hereto, are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this directive.

(24) Security. This directive and the information contained herein shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure, provided that, except for Annex A, the Annexes attached to this directive are classified and shall be accorded appropriate handling, consistent with applicable Executive Orders.

GEORGE W. BUSH

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html