John Stanton (journalist)

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John J. Stanton is an independent journalist, author and teacher in the Washington, DC Metro region who focuses largely on national security topics. He designed and led a seminar titled National Security in the 21st at a private school in Northern Virginia."Syllabus, National Security in the 21st Century". January 12, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017. </ref>

Subjects covered[edit]

Cyberwarfare and technology commentary[edit]

Stanton wrote on cyberwarfare/information warfare in the 1994–2000 timeframe when the Bill Clinton Administration was pushing cyber defense initiatives.[1] Other articles discussed technical matters such as electromagnetic pulse affects, urban warfare, orphan nukes[2] and intelligence after 9/11.[3] He presented papers on Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Strategic Cultural Analysis and Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience.[4] He is the author of "Broadband Communications Networks and Multimedia: Public and Private Sector Initiatives", a paper for the 19th Annual Meeting of the Technology Transfer Society in 1994.

Human Terrain System[edit]

Stanton has authored over 100 articles over a five-year period on the US Army's (United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)) Human Terrain System (HTS).[5] He also appeared on Russia Today TV to comment on HTS.[6] His coverage on the Human Terrain System was cited in the American Anthropological Association's Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities, Final Report.[7]

His last work on the US Army Human Terrain System was titled Last Waltz in Saga of US Army Intelligence Program published by the Sri Lanka Guardian, Pravda, Dissident Voice and Scoop-NZ in December 2013.

National security commentary[edit]

The Sri Lanka Guardian and Pravda first carried Stanton's 2010 piece titled "USA Undermines Democracy in Turkey: It's Turkey Stupid, Not Israel". That piece discusses the internal dynamics of Turkey's efforts to maintain democratic reforms, a free press and an open culture.[8][9]

He has written articles for online publications such as,[10][11] Sri Lanka Guardian,[12] CounterPunch,[13][14][15] Cryptome,[16] The Intelligence Daily (IntelDaily),[17] Journal of Technology Transfer,[18] Seoul Times, and TRDEFENCE (Turkish Military & Geopolitics Portal).[19] He has also written for National Defense Magazine,[20][21] Defense Daily, American Behavioral Scientist[22] and Convergence Magazine. His work has been cited by information security researchers.[23] Stanton's analysis on homeland security issues, following the events of September 11, 2001, was carried by Investors Business Daily,[24] CBS Evening News, ABC and CNN.




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  2. ^ "U.S. Fears Proliferation of 'Orphan' Nukes". 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Espionage and the War on Terrorism: Investigating U.S. Efforts" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience". Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  5. ^ The articles are available at Dr. Maximilian C. Forte's Zero Anthropology and John Young's Cryptome. Intelligence Daily and Pravda have also carried the works as has the Sri Lanka Guardian.
  6. ^ " The Alyona Show, "John Stanton on the Human Terrain System", Episode 9, Russia Today, 10 November 2009". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Final Report, 2010". 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka Guardian". Sri Lanka Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Pravda". 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  10. ^ "English Pravda, John Stanton". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ 03.11.2009 (July 15, 1979). "Social Decay in America: The 'I Didn't Do It' Culture". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sri Lanka Guardian, John Stanton". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Social Decay in America » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names". Counterpunch. November 3, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Pentagon's Love Affair with Land Mines » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names". Counterpunch. November 2, 2003. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "A Visit to Turkey » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names". Counterpunch. June 18, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cryptome, John Stanton". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "IntelDaily, John Stanton". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 20, Number 2". The Journal of Technology Transfer. SpringerLink. 20 (2): 8–11. November 22, 2010. doi:10.1007/BF02280400. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ ", John Stanton". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ "National Defence (National Defense Industrial Association), John Stanton". March 17, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  21. ^ Stanton, John J.. (May 1, 2001). "War on Drugs: U.S. Has No 'Exit Strategy'". National Defense. National Defense Industrial Association. Retrieved February 04, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  22. ^ "Terror in Cyberspace"(registration required)
  23. ^ Stanton, J. J. (2002). "Terror in Cyberspace: Terrorists Will Exploit and Widen the Gap Between Governing Structures and the Public". American Behavioral Scientist. 45 (6): 1017–1032. doi:10.1177/0002764202045006006. 
  24. ^ "Be Prepared, New York was but How will Other Cities Cope?". Investors Business Daily, 2001-09-25. Retrieved 2012-03-03.