400,000 US Military on Our Streets?

The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
Matthew Rothschild,  The Progressive, 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 nation’s 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….

The governors were not happy about this proposal, since they want to maintain control of their own National Guard forces, as well as military personnel acting in a domestic capacity in their states.

FROM SCMLA:  Please note that if 400,000 troops were released on the streets of America, that would be about one soldier per 800 Americans … 

Also, according to the DoD website, there are already 142,413 federalized National Guard & activated Reservists, which means they need 257,587 more to complete the requested number …

And remember, too, that any National Guardsman, or Guard unit, can be federalized at any time at the whim of the President …  Not to mention all the recent drills with foreign troops on our soil getting used to our terrain & our people …


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