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Northcom Chief Vows to Address Worries About New Homeland Unit

Posted by seumasach on December 21, 2008

With the US armed forces, sworn to the defence of the constitution, in decline and depleted by the Iraq and Afghan quagmires,  a new “homeland” command, set up in 2002 under Eberhart, the man responsible for air defence on 9/11, is  already in place.  This force is set to play a key role as the American people are  marginalised by the financier interests which control the country.

 

CQ Politics

17th December, 2008

A senior military official pledged Wednesday to address congressional concerns about a new homeland emergency response task force that is designed to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear attack.

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The New Generation of “Non-Lethal” Weapons

Posted by seumasach on December 13, 2008

 

Mike Ferner

Counterpunch

8th December, 2008

The Army Times reported on September 30 that a combat brigade, about 4,000 troops, which could be called on for “civil unrest and crowd control,” had been assigned inside the United States for the first time since Reconstruction. 

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Elite combat brigade for homeland security missions raises ire of ACLU

Posted by seumasach on November 9, 2008

Erin Rosa

Colorado Independent

2nd november, 2008

 

In the next three years the military plans to activate and train an estimated 4,700 service members for specialized domestic operations, according to Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, which was created in 2002 for homeland defense missions.

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