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CONPLAN 2002 Homeland Defense Security for you

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posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 06:59 AM

War plans have been drafted by the United States as a guideline to reaction in the case of terror attack. The Military does not interfere in domestic matters, but according to this document, they would be deployed in low-end to high-end scenarios. Is this something that is needed, or something for conspiracy nuts to fly with....

The classified plans, developed here at Northern Command headquarters, outline a variety of possible roles for quick-reaction forces estimated at as many as 3,000 ground troops per attack, a number that could easily grow depending on the extent of the damage and the abilities of civilian response teams.

The plans state that they would seem to fill a role of the NAt'l guard, assisting with disaster relief. The only problem I would see is deaths from looting and ritoing. If a nuclear device was set of in downtown LA, the rodney King riots would pale in comparison. These could lead to some serious events between the public and the military on our own soil.

Civil liberties groups have warned that the military's expanded involvement in homeland defense could bump up against the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which restricts the use of troops in domestic law enforcement. But Pentagon authorities have told Congress they see no need to change the law.

According to military lawyers here, the dispatch of ground troops would most likely be justified on the basis of the president's authority under Article 2 of the Constitution to serve as commander in chief and protect the nation. The Posse Comitatus Act exempts actions authorized by the Constitution.

Seems that it is OK according to our own Constitution, but since the ACLU won't allow us to profile or check baggage, we might be in a situation such as this sooner than we think.

One, designated CONPLAN 2002 and one identified as CONPLAN 0500, deals specifically with managing the fallout that would follow attacks represented by the scenarios included in the documents.
Seems that the groundwork is laid in the National Guard, which is expanding a network of 22-member civil support teamsand forming about a dozen 120-member regional response units. Congress last year also gave the Guard expanded authority under Title 32 of the U.S. Code to perform such homeland missions as securing power plants and other critical facilities. Why not add some more specialists from the Armed forces?

[edit on 8-8-2005 by esdad71]


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