Domestic Deployment: U.S. Army Chief Says Military Will Be Used To Provide “Rapid Response Options” and Address “Challenges in the United States Itself”
June 14, 2012
By Mac Salvo
As the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement fuse
into a single militarized policing apparatus for the whole of America
through the use of massive surveillance warehouses, eye-in-the-sky drones and hybrid task forces,
the U.S. military will continue to expand it’s role in domestic
affairs, including in the event of natural disasters and terror related
crises. So says Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, who recently penned
an article in Foreign Affairs, a propaganda mouthpiece published by the Council of Foreign Relations,
an organization well known for having its hand in the economic,
financial, social, military and political policies of every developed
nation on Earth.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be
used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law
enforcement) domestic police missions…
…the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from domestic disasters, including terrorist attacks.
Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces,
especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian
officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.
That’s right. Should the sheriff suspect that a particular citizen in
his county poses a threat to security and feels he doesn’t have the
proper “skills and equipment” to deal with the situation, he can just call out the U.S. Army and bring a “rapid response” force that is robust enough to eliminate the problem.
These are not the musings of an unknown academic written in an obscure journal of little importance. These
are the black-and-white plans for “building a flexible force” as laid
out by the man in charge and published for all the world to read by the
people who may have put him there.
In order to justify this new (and illegal) mission for the Army,
General Odierno points to three “major changes” that have precipitated
the re-tasking of the troops: First, “declining budgets due to the
country’s worsened fiscal situation; second, “a shift in emphasis to the
Asia-Pacific region; and third, a “broadening of focus from
counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and training of partners to
shaping the strategic environment, preventing the outbreak of dangerous
regional conflicts, and improving the army’s readiness to respond in
force to a range of complex contingencies worldwide.”
Source: New American
The head of the U.S. military, in a publication for an organization
that is hell bent on centralizing the activities of sovereign nations
into a single global entity, has outlined the intentions of our
government, military, and international community for future deployment
in what’s shaping up to be America’s next theater of operations – the
With the passage of recent legislation that allows for the detention of American citizens without charge or trial, a stifling of freedom to protest at events of “national significance”, the expansion of terror definitions, and a new executive order that authorizes martial law and military deployment
at any time the President deems necessary, it should be obvious that it
is only a matter of time before tanks and soldiers are deployed on the
streets of America.
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