Defense Department Pulls Website for Futures Market on MiddleEast Instability


A embarrassed DOD has pulled the Policy Analysis Market (PAM) website.

Paul Wolfowitz was grilled today in the US Senate. This link no longer works -


Fortunately, for anyone who has not seen these yet, I was able to

download and save two key pages the concept overview and the list of

involved organizations before they yanked it. We've posted these as

screenshots. I was also able to post a text copy of their page on how

to become a PAM trader. The PAM site is wiped off Google, but I was

able to resurrect the trader text from a Google cache.


The above are found on our homepage at


We also have links to helpful articles, and a little research. The PAM

Site was registered on March 12, 2003; Network Solutions, Inc. is the


We've posted an intriguing article from June 24, 2002 - 'War Dividends'

That references this project as a grant from Defense Advanced Research

Project Agency (DARPA) to Net Exchange. It's not clear that the original intent was to set up a publicly traded Futures Market. The article's focuses on predictions that hi-tech companies will profit from 9/11, with discussion of the economic prospects of smart ID cards (perhaps for virtually everyone in the US) and surveillance technologies such as data mining.



Charles Jenks, attorney at law

President of the Core Group

Traprock Peace Center

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413-773-1633; Fax 413-773-7507