Why is a U.S. Army brigade being assigned to the "Homeland"? by Glenn Greenwald
Erik Larson | September 30, 2008 at 01:32 pmby
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Recently, the Army Times announced a combat brigade is being given a permanent dedicated assignment inside the United States. This would seem to be a violation of Posse Comitatus.
Several bloggers today have pointed to this obviously disturbing article from Army Times, which announces that "beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the [1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division] will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North" -- "the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities." The article details: