I uninstalled java 1.7.0_51-b13 and installed the latest java version 1.7.0_55-b13.
I also discovered that my network connection had lost it's DNS server specifications and my MS Outlook files had become corrupted again.
The good news is that after repairing those problems I am now able to run the forge project-new command with no errors.
For anyone looking at this post with concerns, I suspect the problems I experienced were related to a sick PC not to any problems with forge 2.
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