The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
One of the contingencies this article left out was that of a complete financial catastrophe in this country, and its consequences, which might include rioting in the streets.
And rioting in the streets can be the justification for Bush invoking martial law, possibly suspending the elections, if it appears that Obama may well win in a landslide.
You have to admit; the timing of this deployment, given what has been going on in the financial markets recently, does not appear to have been....accidental.