Friday, October 3, 2008

U.S. Military Deployed Within Our Borders

This is a bit scary. "The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team...ill be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks."

The article points out that our military units have been used on temporary assignments in our borders, like the response to hurricane Katrina, but "this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities."

Given the current market woes, this may be a preparatory move to prevent any run on the banks. Let's hope things don't get that bad, but given that we are not aware of any other threat to the nation's security at this time, it's hard to imagine they're afraid of anything else. Though people are angry and afraid, they're not quite to the point of ejecting Congress by force, so this would seem to be a move based on the economic problems we're having.

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