CNN: Army combat unit to deploy within U.S.

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Some mainstream/corporate media attention to this issue.  ~ Lo

From Larry Shaughnessy

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States military’s Northern Command, formed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, is dedicating a combat infantry team to deal with catastrophes in the U.S., including terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry, which was first into Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, started its controversial assignment Wednesday.

The First Raiders will spend 2009 as the first active-duty military unit attached to the U.S. Northern Command since it was created. They will be based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and focus primarily on logistics and support for local police and rescue personnel, the Army says.


According to Northern Command‘s Web site, the CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force is a team that will ultimately number about 4,700 personnel from the different military branches that would deploy as the Department of Defense’s initial response force.

Its capabilities include search and rescue, decontamination, medical, aviation, communications and logistical support. Each CCMRF will be composed of three functional task forces — Task Force Operations, Task Force Medical and Task Force Aviation — that have individual operational focus and mission skills, the Web site says.


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7 thoughts on “CNN: Army combat unit to deploy within U.S.

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  5. DS

    A worrying development. Why they feel the need utilise combat brigades for a “soon to be” disaster sounds suspect to me.

    Why not utilise local militia units that are organised and have a vested interest in the local towns/villages?
    My understanding of these militias is that some of them are very well trained and set up.

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