Julianne McKinney:
Letter to President Clinton
and His Reply

Association of National Security Alumni
Electronic Surveillance Project
P.O. Box 13625
Silver Spring, MD 20911-3625
(301) 608-0143
[no longer in service]

December 31, 1994

The Honorable William J. Clinton
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Clinton:

I appreciated your prompt and courteous response to my letter dated November 15, 1994. Copies of these letters are attached for your immediate reference.

While I did indeed appreciate your letter, I am concerned that your National Security Council staff appears to have overlooked two major points raised in my letter to Dr. Lamb; viz., concerning the role of (clearly-unmonitored) major defense contractors in the testing and development of these directed-energy systems; and the unresolved plight of U.S. citizens who are still on the receiving end of this experimentation. Dr. Lamb has chosen not to reply to my letter. Your assistance in resolving these issues would be most gratefully appreciated.

As to DoD's claims regarding their lack of involvement in involuntary human experimentation, you might want to read DoD Directive 5240. l-R ("Procedures Governing the Activities of DoD Intelligence Components that Affect United States Persons"). According to this regulation, persons who qualify as "targets of surveillance" become fair game for the testing of all forms of communications and "non-communications" frequencies. Radar is identified in this regulation as a "non-communications" frequency. (Radar is also now being touted as a "non-lethal" asset.) Also according to this regulation, signals testing and experimentation in "targets of surveillance" may involve the joint participation of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Your Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has obligingly furnished DoD and other U.S. Intelligence agencies a rubber-stamp authorization to test these technologies on more than 6,500 alleged "spies" in this country between 1979 and 1991, alone. God only knows how many additional "spies" have been added to the list since 1991. The FISC is accountable to no one. FISC surveillance authorizations serve merely to legitimize involuntary human experimentation now ongoing in this country. Rogue DoD contractors, I might add, are exercising the luxury of not having to concern themselves with these FISC formalities.

DoD has informed your National Security Council staff that it "does not conduct any human testing on unwitting or involuntary subjects" (emphasis mine). The involuntary human experimentees referenced in my letter to Dr. Lamb are fully "witting" - a situation compelled by the nature of the experimentation, itself. By having become "witting" (if helpless to do anything about it), these experimentees apparently meet one of DoD"s two criteria for continued experimentation; namely, that either they be "witting" or that they be "voluntary." DoD's response to your National Security Council staff embodies duplicitousness.

As a matter of interest, I arrived home after spending Christmas with my family, not only to find that your letter had arrived, but, also, to find that the rubber insulation on one of my lamp cords had been deliberately shaved down during my absence for purposes of "inadvertent" ignition. The spark which "inadvertently" leaped out of the exposed copper wires last night was only inches from the fringe on my bedspread.

This is only about the tenth such (plausibly-deniable) attempt on my life since this Project commenced in mid-1992. It would appear, so far, that I have a choice of being run off of the road at a high speed, of being blown up by a gas stove, of being electrocuted or, now, of being fried in an "inadvertently"-ignited inferno.

I am bringing this to your attention because these recurrent attempts would appear to belie the officially-benign position taken by the Department of Defense regarding involuntary human experimentation. Indeed, I am being given the distinct impression that U.S. citizens who push for investigations into these experiments face a future on a morgue slab. This is not my idea of how a democracy should operate. Perhaps I am mistaken.

I frankly do not relish the thought of being assassinated for pursuing a subject which this government would obviously prefer not be discussed. I do not intend to stop, regardless.

As stated in my previous letter to you, you have made a fine beginning where potential revamping of our National Security Agenda might be concerned. Please do not draw the line, so to speak, where non-ionizing radiation is concerned. Lives of U.S. citizens are being destroyed because of these experiments.


/Original Signed/

Electronic Surveillance Project





December 20, 1994


Ms. Julianne McKinney
Director, Electronic Surveillance Project
Association of National Security Alumni
Post Office Box 13625
Silver Spring, Maryland 20911-3625

Dear Julianne:

I appreciate your taking the time to write and I want to thank you for the material you enclosed.

I have had the National Security Council staff look into your account of involuntary human experimentation by the Department of Defense with regard to "non-lethal" weapons and surveillance systems. They have reported back to me that there is no involvement of the Defense Department in involuntary human experimentation with regard to those systems. In fact, the Defense Department does not conduct any human testing on unwitting or involuntary subjects.

I appreciate your interest and your concern about our national security. I assure you that these issues will continue to be addressed.


[signature:]  Bill Clinton