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Reply #9: Then you don't know the meaning of tactical or covert. [View All]

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pinqy Donating Member (536 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 03:42 PM
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9. Then you don't know the meaning of tactical or covert.
Staying in hotels and wearing civilian clothes, no tactical vehicles or weapons...not tactical.

Announcing and coordinating with local civilian and police authorities...not covert.

Civil Affairs soldiers are NOT combat troops. Their job is to coordinate and assist local civilian authorites. From GoArmy.com:
Civil Affairs specialists identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in combat or crisis situations. They also locate civil resources to support military operations, mitigate non-combatant injury or incident, minimize civilian interference with military operations, facilitate humanitarian assistance activities, and establish and maintain communication with civilian aid agencies and organizations.

Civil Affairs Specialists are primarily responsible for researching, coordinating, conducting and participating in the planning and production of civil affairs related documents, while enabling the civil-military operations of the supported commander. Some of your duties as a Civil Affairs Specialist may include:

Helping to plan U.S. government interagency procedures for national or regional emergencies
Assisting with civil-military planning and support
Coordinating military resources to support reconstitution or reconstruction activities
Supporting national disaster, defense or emergency assistance and response activities
Fostering and maintaining dialogue with civilian aid agencies and civilian relief and assistance organizations
Establishing mechanisms for emergency coordination and administration where political-economic structures have been incapacitated
Providing emergency coordination and administration where political-economic structures have been incapacitated


They're not "infiltrating" anything, they're practicing how to do their job.
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