Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000
Military Personnel in U.S.
By Matthew Rothschild, August 12, 2009
(Editors Note; This story is over a year old
but I wanted to include it in the grand
scheme of things. Lucus)
The Pentagon has approached Congress to
grant the Secretary of Defense the authority
to post almost 400,000 military personnel
throughout the United States in times of
emergency or a major disaster.
This request has already occasioned a dispute
with the nationís governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military
personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the
Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.