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🚨Part III: Devolution & Continuity of Government: Why The Military is Now Running the United States

All Credit: Patel Patriot - BLOG


If you haven’t read my first two parts of the Devolution series, please do so now here:

I apologize but this article may get confusing at times. I did my best to connect the dots as clearly as I could. If you have any questions or would just like to engage in some Devolution talk, feel free to join my telegram and ask away:

Last note before diving in. I originally wanted to cover Mike Pence and William Barr in this article but it turned out to be much longer than I expected so I will cover them in some other future post.

Here We go

Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government

Continuity of operations (COOP) planning has been utilized by the United States since the Cold War as an effort to preserve the continuity of government (COG) in the event of a Nuclear Attack. Executive order 12656 laid the ground work and defined what a constitutes as a national security emergency.

In July of 2016, Barack Obama signed the still classified Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40). In accordance with PPD-40, each department was to maintain continuity programs. “Agencies were ordered to have not just a line of succession but also one of "devolution," a duplicate chain of individuals secreted outside Washington available in a catastrophic emergency. Devolution involves "procedures to transfer statutory authority and responsibilities" to this secondary designated staff to sustain essential functions.”

Even though every federal government agency and department has COG and COOP plans, the Devolution that President Trump initiated was done through the Military and the Department of Defense for one primary reason.

Remember, I fully believe that we are at War.

Not the war you picture in your head involving thousands of troops clashing on a battlefield. This war is clandestine in nature. It involves cyber warfare, information warfare, electronic warfare, intelligence warfare, space warfare and I also believe biological warfare (Covid). The only option at Trump’s disposal was to initiate Devolution using our military. I’ll explain why Devolution was the only option in Part 4. For now, we will focus on the Department of Defense.

Department of Defense

As their website says, “The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.” The Secretary of Defense oversees the Defense Department and acts as the principal defense policymaker and adviser. Here is a simplified version of the United States National Command Authority.

If Trump is going to pull off Devolution using the military he has to have the right man at the top of the “food chain” as his Secretary of Defense. Just two days after the Associated Press declared Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump promoted that man.

Christopher Miller

Meet Christopher C. Miller. The “former” Acting Secretary of Defense (Sec Def Miller), was promoted by President Donald J. Trump on November 9th, 2020.

One of his last assignments as an Army officer was as Director for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)). Keep that in mind because it will come up a lot.

The (ASD (SO/LIC)) is responsible for the overall supervision of Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict activities. In other words the (ASD (SO/LIC)) oversees the entire United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Here are the USSOCOM core activities:

  • Direct Action

  • Special Reconnaissance

  • Unconventional Warfare

  • Foreign Internal Defense

  • Civil Affairs Operations

  • Counterterrorism

  • Military Information Support Operations

  • Counter-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Security Force Assistance

  • Counterinsurgency

  • Hostage Rescue and Recovery

  • Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

The one I want to focus on is Foreign Internal Defense: “Activities that support a Host Nation's internal defense and development (IDAD) strategy, designed to protect against subversion, lawlessness, insurgency, terrorism, and other threats to their internal security, and stability, and legitimacy.” Doesn’t that sound relevant?

Sec Def Miller began working for the Trump administration in March of 2018, serving various roles within the National Counterterrorism Center. He became Director of the NCC in August of 2020, a position he held until his promotion to Acting Secretary of Defense. While with the National Counterterrorism Center, he had a brief stint (June 19, 2020-August 7, 2020) where he was “Performing the Duties of (ASD (SO/LIC)) until he was replaced by Ezra Cohen-Watnick.

Lost yet?

Within days his promotion to Sec Def, Christopher Miller and Trump began making moves within the DoD and Pentagon that many considered unusual. On November 10th, Anthony Tata was promoted to Senior Official Performing the duties of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. The USD(P) happens to be the primary coordinator for Department of Defense Directive 3020.26 which “establishes DoD continuity policy and assigns responsibilities for its implementation.”

In other words, one of the very first positions filled after Chris Miller became Acting Secretary of Defense, was the position that “Develops DoD policy and provides oversight for Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government”.

Tata is also an author who writes “Tom Clancy-style military thrillers”. He published a book in November of 2019 entitled “Double Crossfire”. The book has an interesting description - “In the most shocking scenario of our time, former Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata takes you inside a brilliantly conceived, brutally executed plot to overthrow our government -- from within”.

We’ll just call one that a coincidence.

David Norquist already serving as the Deputy Secretary of Defense from July 31 - Feb 8 of 2021. His role was to oversee the day to day operations as well as manage the DoD budget. Prior to that role he was essentially the “CFO” of the DoD. He oversaw the first ever department-wide financial audit of $2.7 Trillion in assets. I mention him for two reasons. First, as somebody who knows the DoD finances inside and out, he is the type of guy you would need if you’re looking to fund Special Operations that you don’t want anybody to know about. Second, you’re going to see a memo shortly that he sent out which to me proves he was involved with Devolution.

November 11th, 2020 involved the promotion of two more Trump allies: Kashyap Patel (my pseudo-namesake), and Ezra Cohen-Watnik. Each deserving of their own chapter in this story.

Kash Patel was promoted to Chief of Staff for Acting Sec Def Miller. He played a major role in uncovering the corruption of the Democrat party during both Spygate and the Ukraine Scandal. He is a lawyer who was a legal liaison to the Joint Special Operations Command. It was even rumored he was being considered to lead the CIA to replace Gina Haspel. As Chief of Staff for Sec Def Miller, Patel would have been intimately involved with the operations planning. He was also designated to lead the DoD’s coordination with Biden’s transition team. (More on that shortly).

Ezra Cohen-Watnick was promoted to fill the role of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (UDI), the top Pentagon civilian overseeing intelligence. While in this role, he also continued to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)). He was working as both the UDI and the ASD (SO/LIC) from November 11th - January 20th.

Guess who the directly reports to the UDI? The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). If you’re not sure why that is relevant go back and read Part 2 of my Devolution series.

Ezra was first brought into the NSC by General Michael T. Flynn. He has experience with the DIA, CIA, Defense Clandestine Service, and the NSC.

He was also appointed by Trump to chair the Public Interest Declassification Board in December of 2020, a position that would prove useful if you wanted to timely release previously classified information to the public.

I know this is confusing but I promise I’m going somewhere with this.

Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict

On November 18th 2020, Sec Def Miller signed this memorandum designating the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)) as a “principle staff assistant” which would report directly to The Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

So Ezra Cohen Watnick would be reporting directly to Sec Def Miller.

Even more interesting was the memo released shortly thereafter by Deputy Sec Def Norquist titled “Development of an Implementation Plan for a Direct Reporting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict”.

Why is this significant? Because this is the who is running Devolution right now!

Check out this screenshot from DJT’s Federal Mission Resilience (FMR) Strategy he released on December 30th (I’m going to go into the FMR shortly). It describes how our Spec ops are operating a Devolution of government right now.

Special Operations and Low intensity units perform small-scale covert, and clandestine operations. At the time of this memo, the Acting (ASD (SO/LIC)) is Ezra Cohen-Watnick. Ezra is also the UDI.

He is the top civilian official overseeing our Military Intelligence AND top civilian official overseeing our Special Operations forces.

He has just been designated to directly report to Sec Def Miller, the most recent (ASD (SO/LIC)).

Remember earlier I told you Miller’s last role with the army was as Director for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare within the Office of the (ASD (SO/LIC)). Sec Def Miller knows the ins and outs of the Special Operations Command. He has personally led some of the Units. He trusts them because he is one of them.

Sec Def Miller was asked to implement something that had never been done before. The fate of the United States of America is hanging in the balance based on the success of this one operation. He literally had the weight of the world on his shoulders.

So he turned to the people he knew he could trust to get the job done. These units specialize in “protecting against subversion, lawlessness, insurgency, terrorism, and other threats to their internal security, and stability, and legitimacy.” This is exactly the group you want to run a Devolution operation.

I believe the implementation plan meetings beginning in the week of Nov 30th was the implementation of Devolution. It’s no wonder Sec Def Miller made these off-script comments to VP Mike Pence at the 1st anniversary of Space Force:

“We’ve been through some stuff, we’ve gone through some of the most complex military operations this country has ever conducted and your steady hand and your leadership during those was a great source of strength for me”.

He had only been in his position for a little over a month. If it wasn’t Devolution, what could he be referring to as the “most complex military operations this country has ever seen”?

Transition Team

Look at this article from late December of 2020.

Remember, Kash Patel was designated to lead the transition on behalf of the DoD. He along with Sec Def Miller and the rest of Trump’s allies “refused to provide information about current operations, particularly in the special operations realm”. That would be the same “realm” from the memo above. This is unprecedented in terms of Presidential Transitions.

So to recap:

  • Trump prepares for election theft

  • China colludes with Democrats to steal election

  • Trump “caught them all” and prepares his countermove

  • Massive personnel moves at DoD and pentagon to place Trump allies in key roles

  • Implementation of what appears to be a Devolution plan for our Spec Ops

  • Refusing to tell incoming Dems about said Spec Ops

  • Checkmate


On December 7th, 2020, President Trump signed Executive order 13961: Governance and Integration of Federal Mission Resilience and on December 30th he released the Federal Mission Resilience Strategy 2020. When you have the time, I urge you to read both.

I can discuss the EO and Strategy in Detail in a future post if people would like that but for now, I’m only going to show the intro from Donald Trump and then the very last “Summary” section of the FMR document.

Notice the timing here. As this was released, Trump had already started putting Devolution into motion. Keep that in mind as you read it. It’s almost like he is telling you he is about to do something big.

“In accomplishing these goals together, we can ensure the resilience of our constitutional form of government and American way of life”.

This is exactly what is at stake here. Donald Trump and the rest of the Devolution Patriots are fighting for the very soul of our country. Remember, this election theft is so much more than fraud.

This is war.

China wants to be the world’s dominant power but they knew they would never beat us in a war involving actual ground forces. Their only path to victory over of the U.S.A. would be through infiltrating all of our institutions and destroying us from within. As you can see by what has happened since Biden was “Elected”, they have never been closer to achieving their goal. At least that is what they think.

The more research I do, the more peace it brings me. I have never been more confident that Devolution is real.

President Donald John Trump is a fighter. He saw this coming. He prepared for everything. He possesses a courage few could dream of. He was built for this moment. President Donald John Trump loves this country too much to let us be destroyed when there was something he could do to prevent that.

So he acted. Devolution is real. Enjoy the show!

The Best Is Yet To Come

Patel Patriot

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