ACLU Demands Information About Military Deployment Within US

The ACLU is demanding information under the Freedom of Information Act about the disturbing deployment of US troops on US soil intended to police US citizens.

Mike German, ACLU national security policy counsel and former FBI Agent, said, “Our Founding Fathers understood the threat that a standing army could pose to American liberty. While future generations recognized the need for a strong military to defend against increasingly capable foreign threats, they also passed statutory protections to ensure that the Army could not be turned against the American people. The erosion of these protections should concern every American.”

The ACLU, accoring to their website, “requested the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Defense today to immediately make public all legal opinions, executive orders, presidential directives, memos, policy guidance, and other documents that authorize the deployment of military troops for domestic purposes.”

Read the entire statement here.

Naomi Wolf also expresses concerns about the deployment.  Some of the comments from what she calls “readers on a military-oriented Web site” are very interesting.  The veterans I have come to know through peace activism are often the most knowledgeable about military matters and the most offended when the regime misuses the military service.  Read the article here.

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