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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:

http://www.progressive.org/wx081209b.html
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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