There is just such a focus with some still in power to find some way to unleash the American Military on Americans on American soil.
"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," writes Nathan Freier, a 20-year Army veteran and visiting professor at the college.
Just a little more on the flip...
Marines are already doing police checkpoint work for DUI roadblocks, as unconstitutional as they are, what's more unconstitutionality, eh?
We are already under surveillance from at least 4 different domestic agencies - The FBI, The CIA, The NSA, and DHS - and doubtlessly by solely military concerns too, which normally would be totally illegal, but we don't do laws anymore.
Earlier this year, Pentagon officials said as many as 20,000 soldiers under the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) will be trained within the next three years to work with civilian law enforcement in homeland security.
Joint Task Force-North, a joint command at Biggs Army Airfield, which conducts surveillance and intelligence along the border, comes under NORTHCOM. No one was available at JTF-North to comment on the Army War College's report. NORTHCOM was created after the 9-11 attacks to coordinate homeland security efforts.
Soldiers under the former Joint Task Force-6 (now JTF-North) supported the Border Patrol in El Paso with its drug-interdiction operations.
How sweet it is to again see how closely drug war activity is aligned with fascism and the dream of martial law. But drug war reform isn't important, is it? (If you believe that, which you are free to do, you're a silly twit.)
Here's another interesting sentence from that article:
The report also suggests the new (Barack Obama) administration could face a "strategic shock" within the first eight months in office.
This report was written by a person who works for the Army War College and appears, to me, to be a fine example of this:
If the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems look like nails.
A brief blurb of reason:
Charles Boehmer, political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, was skeptical about the Army War College report.
"The military was not called out during the Great Depression, and I don't think our economic problems are as bad as they were then," he said. "The military always has contingency plans. It's a think tank's job to come up with scenarios, but that doesn't mean it represents an active interest on the part of the (Pentagon)."
Yeah, the military always has contingency plans. All well and good.
The point of this is that there are those in the government who are just too damned focused on introducing military control to America for the benefit of a tiny few, just as was done during the Great Robbery of 2008
During his speaking time on Thurs, Congressman Sherman stated explicitly, "Many of us were told in private conversations, that if we didn't pass this bill on Monday, the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points, another couple thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be Martial Law in America if we voted no(to the bail out bill)."
Earlier this week, Congressman Michael C. Burgess from the 26th District of Texas, went public on Monday stating live on Infowars nationwide radio broadcast, that House speaker Nancy Pelosi had declared House Rule 136A, effectively putting the House under "Martial Law" rules, a dictatorial measure only activated during times of national emergency.
Thanks again, Nan. Heckuva job you do to...errr...for us.
So yeah....too many people - and not all of them republican - have this drooling desire to find some way to loose the American Army on you and me.
I call it unAmerican.