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Bush last week gave Brown a word of support, saying "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen is slated to replace Brown and his duties in New Orleans
Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen assumed duties as Chief of Staff, U.S. Coast Guard and Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC in May 2002. Vice Admiral Allen is third in command of the Coast Guard and is responsible for all planning, budget, and personnel functions of the service.
Prior to this assignment he served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Fifth Coast Guard District; and U.S. maritime Defense Zone, Atlantic where he was the operational commander for all Coast Guard activities in an area of responsibility spanning five Coast Guard Districts, over 14 million square miles, involving 26,000 military and civilian employees, and 27,900 auxiliarists. He served concurrently as Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, and Commander U.S. Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic. In response to terrorist events in September 2001, VADM Allen lead the effort to divert numerous assets to support local port commanders and establish critical command and control capability through the Atlantic Area. He served as the Executive agent for the Coast Guard in operations in support of Commander Fleet Forces Command, Joint Forces Command and NORAD; developing the interim Homeland Security campaign plan and joint Anti-terrorism and Force Protection procedures.
What made such a change in policy? I heard Bush say that "Brownie" was doing a great job a couple of days ago. Is this just political posturing, to try to shore up support for Senatorial, maybe even Presidential elections?
Originally posted by Dr Love
This guy is the sacrificial lamb. He was put in that position specifically to take the fall for all this. 'They' knew what was going to happen. 'They' knew FEMA would fail. 'They' knew they needed a fall guy. Watch out for the next guy!!