Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Is The U.S.. Government Laying The Groundwork For A National Police Force/Militia?

SHOCKING REPORT: Rand Corp Tells US Army Its Time For a National Stability Police Force -- The LID

This has to be the scariest thing I have read in a very long time. The Rand Corporation was asked by the US Army to prepare a report recommending whether or not the US Needed a National Stability Police force. Basically a call for American "Brown Shirts" Rand's answer was a resounding yes.

Our analysis clearly indicates that the United States needs an SPF or some other way to accomplish the SPF mission. Stability operations have become an inescapable reality of U.S. foreign policy. Establishing security with soldiers and police is critical because it is difficult to achieve other objectives—such as rebuilding political and economic systems—without it.

The report recommends that these police would not only have a role in foreign lands but also in the United States:

The ability of SPF personnel to act in a law –– enforcement capacity while in the United States. One important aspect of the return on investment from an SPF option is what SPF personnel do when not deployed. Given that an SPF will be deployed one out of every three years at most for active duty options and one out of six for reserve options, whether its members can perform law enforcement functions and so contribute to domestic tranquility and homeland defense when not deployed will have a major impact on whether an option is cost-effective. Two categories of options—military units and contractors—cannot do so under current statutes and regulations.

In particular, for the MP option to be as cost-effective as possible, relief from the Posse Comitatus Act [which forbids the US Army from being used in law enforcement in the United States] would be required to permit its members to perform domestic law enforcement functions.

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My Comment: Why was this report commissioned? Who in the U.S. Army gave the request? Why is there a focus on suspending/circumventing the Posse Comitatus Act? Why put such a force under the U.S. Marshall Service?

This is a scary and frightful report .... one that is being completely under-reported by the mainstream media. I have a hundred and one questions .... but few if any answers.

My only hope is that this is a think piece .... one that is written to only promote discussion and debate.

Update: On the same day that the above RAND report is released, the White House publicizes the following Executive Order for Civil Support. It seems to me that some people in Government are very worried about civil unrest and crisis, and are now laying the groundwork on how to contain it.

What do they know that we do not?


Mark said...

hey, any follow ups on this, that shed some light onto the RAND report and the Executive Order for Civil Support?

Chirol said...

Although it's somewhat worrying, my first impression is that the idea of creating such a force is nothing out of the blue. This idea has been kicked around the last several years, notably by Thomas PM Barnett, always with the aim of better nation building abroad since our military now finds itself tasked with a job it has little training and experience with, not to mention it not being there job.

The domestic issue is indeed a shock to me and something worryisome. However, until further information comes to light, I'd imagine this is really aimed at foreign policy creating a type of civilian corps of people who caan go abroad and be police officers, doctors, engineers, etc.