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'The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.'
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this from The Progressive:
By Matthew Rothschild, August 12, 2009

The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.

This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nations governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed a Congressional Fact Sheet entitled Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters. That proposal would amend current law, thereby authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order any unit or member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve, to active duty for a major disaster or emergency.
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  -'The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.' create.peace  Aug-15-09 01:22 AM   #0 
  - Seems To Me If This Came To Light Under The BushCo Administration......  global1   Aug-15-09 01:28 AM   #1 
  - as it hadn't been posted, i was wondering, too  create.peace   Aug-15-09 01:31 AM   #3 
  - I don't like it. n/t  Daphne08   Aug-15-09 05:02 AM   #8 
  - It is OK under....  wuvuj   Dec-14-09 04:15 PM   #15 
  - Err . . . National Guard? Under control of state governors?  MrModerate   Aug-15-09 01:29 AM   #2 
  - First we must look to who the Secretary of Defense is, a Bush holdover  mrdmk   Aug-15-09 02:25 AM   #4 
  - Bush has had Blackwater troops in NO. And I fear that if this law passes then there will be a  ThirdWorldJohn   Aug-15-09 02:25 AM   #5 
  - I just now found a link stating that NG Troops drills planned in case of H1N1 riot  ThirdWorldJohn   Aug-15-09 04:00 AM   #6 
  - oh fer chrissakes, more conspiracy crap  provis99   Aug-15-09 04:15 AM   #7 
  - There is nothing WRONG with me! And as soon as you would like to relate your opinion of Kent State  ThirdWorldJohn   Aug-15-09 05:22 AM   #9 
  - How 'bout if we bring our National Guard home and use them instead?  RC   Aug-15-09 07:55 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-18-09 10:49 PM   #11 
  - How many Roman generals became Caesars  mlevitt   Sep-01-09 10:07 PM   #12 
  - You do realize that 400,000 is damn near half the military right?  Treo   Sep-05-09 10:14 PM   #13 
  - The people who occupy Iraq and Afgan also...  wuvuj   Dec-13-09 05:06 AM   #14 
     - Thank you for your trust in the U.S. military.  PavePusher   Dec-16-09 05:54 PM   #16 

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