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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES STRATEGIC COMMAND
CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 "COUNTER-ZOMBIE DOMINANCE" 30 APR
2011
Classified by: N/A
Reason: N/A
Declassify on: N/A

Contents
 1 (U) DISCLAIMER
 2 (U) LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
 3 (U) SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS
 4 (U) PLAN SUMMARY
o 4.1 (U) PURPOSE
o 4.2 (U) DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS
o 4.3 (U) OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
o 4.4 (U) CONDITIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
o 4.5 (U) PLAN EXECUTION
o 4.6 (U) ZOMBIE THREAT SUMMARY
o 4.7 (U) o 4.8 ELNEGVAIRLOCNOMNESNIDTEARLAETFIFOENCSTS
 4.9 (U) CONPLAN PHASES
o 4.10 (U) SUPPORTING PLANS
o 4.11 (U) COLLATERAL PLANS
o 4.12 (U) ASSUMPTIONS
o 4.13 (U) OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS
 4.13.1 (U) CONSTRAINTS
 4.13.2 (U) RESTRAINTS
 4.13.3 (U) SHORTFALLS AND LIMITING FACTORS
o 4.14 (U) COMMAND RELATIONSHIPS
o 4.15 (U) LOGISTICS APPRAISAL
o 4.16 (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDANCE
 5 (U) BASIC PLAN (Annex A)
o 5.1 (U) SITUATION
o 5.2 (U) EXECUTION
o 5.3 (U) MISSION STATEMENT
o 5.4 (U) COMMANDER'S INTENT
o 5.5 (U) AREAS OF CONCERN
 5.5.1 FLEXIBLE DETERRENT OPTIONS
 5.5.2 ENEMY FORCES
 5.5.3 FRIENDLY FORCES
 5.5.4 DECISIVE POINTS/CENTERS OF GRAVITY(COGs)
 5.5.5 DECISIVE POINTS/CRITICAL CAPABILITIES(CCs)
 5.5.6 DECISIVE POINTS/CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS(CR)
 5.5.7 DECISIVE POINTS/CRITICAL VULNERABILITIES (CV)




(U) DISCLAIMER
(U) CONPLAN 8888 DISCLAIMER: This plan was not actually designed as a joke. During
the summers of 2009 and 2010, while training auginentees from a local training squadron about
the JOPP, members of a USSTRATCOM component found out (by accident) that the hyperbole
involved in writing a "zombie survival plan" actually provided a very useful and effective

training tool. Planners who attended JPME II at the Joint Combined Warfighting School also
realized that training examples for plans must accommodate the political fallout that occurs if the
general public mistakenly believes that a fictional training scenario is actually a real plan. Rather
than risk such an outcome by teaching our augmentees using the fictional "Tunisia- or "Nigeria"
scenarios used at JCWS, we elected to use a completely-impossible scenario that could never be
mistaken as a real plan.
Because the plan was so ridiculous, our students not only enjoyed the lessons; they actually were
able to explore the basic concepts of plan and order development (fact, assumptions, specified
and implied tasks, references etc) very effectively.
We posted this plan because we feel it is a very enjoyable way to train new planners and boost
retention of critical knowledge. We posted this to Intellipedia after reading about the benefits of
crowd sourcing phenomena in the business management book "The Starfish and the Spider". Our
intent was to place this training tool "in the wild" so that others who were interested in finding
new and innovative ways to train planners could have an alternative and admittedly
unconventional tool at their disposal that could be modified and updated over time. We also
hoped that this type of non-traditional training approach would provide inspiration for other
personnel trying to teach topics that can be very boring. Finally we figured that an entry like this
would not only be instructive, but possibly entertaining for personnel deployed away from their
families supporting military ops abroad. If this plan helps illustrate how JOPP works and brings a
smile or a brief laugh in the process, so much the better,
If you suspend reality for a few minutes, this type of training scenario can actually take a very
dry, monotonous topic and turn it into something rather enjoyable.
(U) LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 (U) (U) OPR: USSTRATCOM/J53
Letter of Transmittal SUBJECT: CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 (U) SEE
DISTRIBUTION (Annex Z)
1. (U) CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11, which provides for Counter-
Zombie dominance Operations is attached.
2. (U) This Document utilizes the format commonly found in USSTRATCOM Concept
Plans, but it is intended for use only during JOPP-related training.
3. (U) File this letter in front of the plan.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
NAME N. RANK Brigadier General , USAF Director, Plans and Policy
(U) SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS

Security Instructions CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 (U) OPR: USSTRATCOM
J53 SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS (U) (U) Plan Title:
1. (U) The long title of this plan is CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11
COUNTER-ZOMBIE DOMINANCE OPERATIONS (U).
2. (U) The short title of this plan is CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 (U).
3. (U) This document is unclassified to ensure maximum utility during times of crisis.
Classified capabilities used to counter zombies will be addressed in appropriate orders and
annexes aadapted during crisis action planning to adapt the actions in this plan to current
operational conditions.
4. (U) This document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States
within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, title 18, United States Code, sections 793 and
794. The transmission or revelation of information contained herein, in any manner, to an
unauthorized person is prohibited by law.
5. (U) Reproduction of this document is authorized for general training purposes; reproduce
only in accordance with guidelines for reproduction of classified material outlined in DoD
5200.1-R, Information Security Program. If this were a real plan, the following language would
be included "Do not reproduce this document without the expressed written permission of
CDRUSSTRATCOM or one of his specified subordinate commanders."
(U) PLAN SUMMARY
Plan Summary CDRUSSTRATCOM CONPLAN 8888-11 (U) PLAN SUMMARY
'1. (U) Statement:' (U) This CONPLAN is a contingency oriented plan designed to be used as
a basis/point of departure for Crisis Action Planning (CAP).
(U) PURPOSE
'2. (U) Purpose:' This plan fulfills fictional Contingency Planning Guidance (CPG) tasking for
USSTRATCOM to develop a comprehensive JOPES Level 3 plan to undertake military
operations to preserve "non-zombie" humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde.
Because zombies pose a threat to all "non-zombie" human life (hereafter referred to as
"humans"), USSTRATCOM will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct
operations in support of any human population-including traditional adversaries. The objective
of this plan is threefold:
a. (U) Establish and maintain a vigilant defensive condition aimed at protecting humankind
from zombies
b. (U) If necessary, conduct operations that will, if directed, eradicate zombie threats to
human safety

c. (U) Aid civil authorities in maintaining law and order and restoring basic services during
and after a zombie attack
(U) DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS
3. (U) Defensive operations. Those operations aimed at monitoring the environment for zombierelated
threats and preparing capabilities to respond to the same. This plan's defensive branch
(within Annex C) details protective and preventive measures for humans in response to the threat
scenarios identified in paragraph 6 below. The system of Zombie Conditions (Z-CONS or
ZOMBIECONS) will provide predetermined actions to proactively position the USSTRATCOM
enterprise in response to threat indications and warning.
(U) OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
'4. (U) Offensive Operations.' Those operations where USSTRATCOM has been directed to
eradicate zombie threats to human safety using military capabilities as aouthorized by POTUS
and SECDEF. This plan's "offensive" branch (within Annex C) and Annex S (STO) details the
neutralization (to render ineffective) of Zombie capabilities through denial, deception,
disruption, degradation or destruction. The system of ZOMBIECONS will proactively
anticipate and respond to increased GCC space capability requirements including offensive
space control capabilities.
(U) CONDITIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
5. (U) Conditions for Implementation
a. (U) Politico-Military Situation. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and
zombie infections have the potential to seriously undermine national security and economic
activities that sustain our way of life. Therefore having a population that is not composed of
zombies or at risk from their malign influence is vital to U.S. and Allied national interests.
While the U.S. currently enjoys several asymmetric advantages in against zombie infections
originating in the Eurasian landmass, these advantages can easily be negated by air and sea
traffic that could transport the source of a zombie infection to North and South America.
Further, asteroids and nuclear space radiation that can convert people into zombies can affect
any landmass or population on earth. Given the rapidity at which zombie outbreaks spread,
decisive, overwhelming, and possibly unilateral military force may be required to negate the
zombie threat.
(U) PLAN EXECUTION
b. (U) Plan Execution. CONPLAN 8888 is designed to be implemented across all 6 phases of
military operations. When directed by POTUS or SECDEF, CDRUSSTRATCOM will issue
mission type orders (ALERTORD, WARNORD, DEPORD, OPORD, EXORD, TERMORD) to
execute specific actions form this plan. This plan is only designed to be implemented if zombie
threats arise which cannot be handled within the scope of the USSTRATCOM Campaign Plan

(OPLAN 8000) and the current Fiscal Year OPORDS (FY XX OPORD, SPACE OPORD,
DSCA OPORD etc) that direct the execution of actions from OPLAN 8000.
(U) ZOMBIE THREAT SUMMARY
6. (U) Zombie threat summary:
a. (U) CONPLAN 8888 is designed to address the following types of zombie threats:
i. (U) Pathogenic Zombies (PZ):
1. (U) PZ's are zombie life forms created after an organism is infected by a virus or bacteria or
some other form of contagion
ii. (U) Radiation Zombies (RZ):
1. (U) RZ's are zombie life forms created after an organism is infected by a extreme dosage of
electromagnetic and/or particle radiation
iii. (U) Evil Magic Zombies (EMZ):
1. (U) EMZ's are zombie life forms created via some form of occult experimentation in what
might otherwise be referred to as "evil magic"
iv. (U) Space Zombies (SZ):
1. (U) SZ's are zombie life forms originating from space or created by toxic contamination of
the earth environment via some form of extra-terrestrial toxin or radiation
2. (U) "Zombie satellites" can be classified as SZ's, however they pose no danger to humans
(unless they conduct an unplanned de-orbit). Typically, zombie satellites only pose a threat
the SATCOM services like DirectTV (Refer to Galaxy 15 incident-May 2010)
v. (U)Weaponized Zombies (WZ):
1. (U) WZ's are zombie life forms deliberately created via bio/bio-mechanical engineering for
the purpose of being employed as weapons. Zombie weaponization programs and supporting
infrastructures are included in COAs to deal with these threats.
2. (U) The movie "The Crazies" exemplifies the most common type of WZ (humans turned
into zombies via exposure to toxic chemicals/gasses)
vi. (U) Symbiant-Induced Zombies (SIZ):

1. (U) SIZ's are zombie life forms originating from the introduction of a symbiant life form into
an otherwise healthy host. Although the symptoms of symbiant zombieism is similar in most
regards to pathogenic zombeism, the symbiant does not kill the host organism quickly, or at all.
However, there is no known way to save an organism after zombiesm has occurred-even if the
symbiant is removed.
vii. (U) Vegetarian Zombies (VZ):
1. (U) VZ's are zombie life forms originating from any cause but pose no direct threat to
humans because they only eat plant life (as indicated in the popular game "Plants Vs.
Zombies"). Although VZ's do not attack humans or other animal life, they will consume all
plant life in front of them. They can cause massive de-forestation or elimination of basic food
crops essential to humans (rice, corn, soybeans).
2. (U) Of note, where normal carniverouse zombie commonly groan the word "brains" semicomprehensibly,
VZ's can be identified by their aversion to humans, affinity for plants and their
tendency to semi-comprehensibly groan the word "grains".
viii. (U) Chicken Zombies (CZ)
1. (U) Although it sounds ridiculous, this is actually the only proven class of zombie that
actually exists.
2. (U) CZ's were first documented in Jonathan M. Forrester's 4 Dec 2006 online article
"Zombie Chickens Taking Over California".
3. (U) CZ's occur when old hens that can no longer lay eggs are incorrectly euthanized by
poultry farmers using carbon monoxide. The hens are then deposited in large piles to
decompose. The hens appear to be dead when buried, but inexplicably come back to life and dig
themselves out from the piles of dead chickens. After reaching the surface, CZ's stagger about
for a period of time before ultimately expiring due to internal organ failure.
4. (U) CZ's are simply terrifying to behold and are likely only to make people become
vegetarians in protest to animal cruelty. They appear to be no direct threat to humans. They are
different from WZ's because they are the result of actions taken to kill a living organism vice
actions taken to deliberately re-animate dead organisms or impair life functions to a minimal
function.
(U) ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

b. (U) Environmental Effects. Causes of zombie infection are generally resistant to most
environmental effects.
i. (U) The following environmental factors apply to zombies in this plan:
1. (U) The viral pathogens that cause PZ's have some vulnerability to ultraviolet light. UV light
impars the functions of rybo-nucleic acids (RNA) that comprise most viral life forms. At best,
UV light can disrupt virus reproduction in healthy cells. It should be noted that PZ's may
experience painful photo-sensitivity as a result of sunlight exposure. For this reason, PZ activity
is not expected to be as high during bright sunny conditions as it is during the hours of darkness.
2. (U) EMZ, SZ, VZ, WZ's are all likely immune to any extreme meteorlogical
phenomena except fires, floods, tornados or tsunamis.
ii. (U) The following environmental factors apply to humans in this plan:
1. (U) Rain will be vitally important to human survival. If civil water supplies are cuty off,
humans will have to rely on other means to obtain water. Ground water from streams and rivers
will be unreliable since it will be difficult to determine if ground water is a vector for zombie
infection.
2. (U) Humans who do not shelter-in-place within a sturdy structure that protects them from
the direct effects of air currents that could carry pathogens or toxins or direct exposure to
radiation will be at increased risk of contamination, death and injury.
c. (U) Although these threat scenarios aren't meant to be all-inclusive (USSTRATCOM must be
postured and flexible enough to respond to any emerging threat due to different zombie disaster
scenarios.) Annex C Appendix 1- Defensive Operations and Annex C-Appendix 2 — Offensive
Operations provide a solid foundations for full spectrum operations against most postulated
zombie threats.
(U) LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
d. (U) Legal Considerations. U.S. and international law regulate military operations only insofar
as human and animal life are concerned. There are almost no restrictions on hostile actions that
may be taken either defensively or offensively against pathogenic life forms, organic-robotic
entities, or "traditional" zombies. Given the likelihood of an all out threat to "human survival", it
is likely that this plan will be executed concurrently with a declaration of martial law within
CONUS and US territories. Additional legal considerations taken into account