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  •  Representative Schakowsky (0+ / 0-)

    I understand the position, but there truly should be a balance with being able to use security personal in certain situations.  

    We are not geared up for some of the missions that have been tasked in the last 10 years - such as Katrina, etc because of the demands on the local national guard, etc.

    What really should be addressed is that the government should be able to control, cancel and convict the actions of companies that are doing work on behalf of our country regardless of the location of that work.

    Where we have gotten into trouble is a limbo land during war.   But never ever should they go on joint missions and engage in combat and / or operations against a target or enemy.

    Takin it to the streets....Doobie Brothers

    by totallynext on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 09:40:37 AM PST

    •  Yeah those quazi humans Corporations that (1+ / 0-)
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      dissolve like smoke when they get caught doing something that would put a real human citizen on Death Row. Sure we put security in thier hands and allow a private army to gain in power and law breaking... that is so helpful to all of us.

      If you are worried about Port security then maybe we should deal with that issue but Private armies are historically the very worst answer. Personally I would like to see the Coast guard more involved in Port security... they are one of the finest services we have because they are domestic.

      Fear is the Mind Killer

      by boophus on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 11:30:00 AM PST

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      •  I am not worried about port security (0+ / 0-)

        I am actually referring to the current set up - where private contractors are providing security for non DoD operations in a war zone - i.e. State Department.

        We do not have the active military forces to fight two wars and be guards @ the same time.  There is a need for a security component that is not military - they problem is they allowed them to get away with murder and not control in the agreement - or what not.  

        And there are lots of corporate CEO that are in jail because of wrong doing under a corporation structure,  Enron - Worldcom, on an on - it is just a crappy justice system - and previous State Dept that chose not to control the outlaw mentality.

        Takin it to the streets....Doobie Brothers

        by totallynext on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 11:52:04 AM PST

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      •  The Coasties are a major part of 'port security' (0+ / 0-)

        United States Coast Guard


        The Coast Guard carries out three basic roles, which are further subdivided into eleven statutory missions. The three roles are:

           * Maritime safety
           * Maritime security
           * Maritime Stewardship

        The eleven statutory missions, found in section 888 of the Homeland Security Act are:

           * Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS)
           * Counter Drug Law Enforcement
           * Migrant Interdiction
           * Other Law Enforcement (foreign fisheries)
           * Living Marine Resources (domestic fisheries)
           * Marine (maritime) Safety
           * Marine (maritime) Environmental Protection
           * Ice Operations
           * Aids to Navigation (ATON)
           * Defense Readiness
           * Marine (maritime) Environmental Response

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