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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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