Saturday, June 23, 2007

U.S. special ops forces on American soil.


How do these things get under the radar? Or is it just me?
“The U.S. military command in charge of protecting the homeland asked the Pentagon earlier this year for a contingent of special operations officers to help with domestic anti-terrorism missions.”

Military sources told The Examiner that U.S. Northern Command, established at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado in 2002, requested its own special operations command similar to ones assigned to overseas war-fighting commands, such as U.S. Central Command.

The request was approved six months ago by the then-commander of NorthCom, Adm. Timothy Keating, who has since moved to U.S. Pacific Command.

Keating’s decision, which “raised some eyebrows because of the sensitivity of deploying commandos domestically,” is now being reviewed by the new NorthCom commander, Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart.

(via Think Progress)

H/T (The Lantern)

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2 Comments:

Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Amazing.

6/24/2007 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger spiiderweb™ said...

And more than a little scary.

6/24/2007 09:39:00 AM  

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