This is probably the most concerning news to date from the DHS. If they are to protect the homeland, and implied they will protect US Citizens, then
why are they ordering these weapons?
A combat battalion is about a thousand people at mid-full strength. In Iraq and Afghanistan, quick response type combat battalions are able to send
four to five companies across a large area of operations. Sometimes a single brigade will cover 40% of the most populated areas of a country during an
18 month tour.
Basically, you are talking about 7 battalions, that is about two brigades. That means that they could operate through much of the US in a rotation of
6 months at a time without pause.
So, if there was an outside threat we should be told about it but the actions taken by the DHS sound alarms that 'we the people' are the threat.
Very concerned, and be very aware that DHS will be monitoring reaction to orders like these on every forum, media platform and the like. So, you
are being watched, hold not a single belief otherwise.
ETA: 3,000 troops for combat and direct combat support. Example of combat support would be a 'combat medic' or engineer. Two of those would equal
6,000 armed troops, leaving 1,000 remaining. The last 1,000 would probably consist of a specialized quick response force that is spread out in groups
of 100-200 but centralized under a battalion flag and thus the same command and control hierarchy.
You then have to realize there will be 30,000 drones giving real time top down command and control data, while probably being armed later. There will
be threat fusion centers monitoring all communications. There will be command and control elements in a 1/100 ratio whom are out of combat but in
charge of operations or in support of them like paperwork, radio, psyops, and intelligence interpretation.
It's called "a domestic force, as strong and well armed as our military." I believe I heard that before, from the President.
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