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homeland tour: dwell-time

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Hint: It's not a rock band

(excerpted from) http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

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They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

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The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

So, why didn't I hear about this in the MSM? Oh, because they're part of the problem.
BTW, what's the current deathcount due to those 'non-lethal' weapons?

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Comments

1.
Rick GComment by Rick G - September 23, 2008, 7:22 am
I'm afraid they're gonna need these guys after the swindle of the century.
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time*treatComment by time*treat - September 27, 2008, 3:37 pm
Grrr. Crappy 'temp' links. :-(
very well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxTzDFofZQ

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