What Good Is This Great Military You Have if You Don't Use it on U.S. Soil?


Is the mighty U.S. military going domestic, in contradiction of the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act? It sure looks that way to me. In June the Pentagon approved a sweeping new Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support [PDF], redirecting its energies to deterring attacks deep inside the 50 states. Activities include domestic intelligence-gathering operations—some already underway—and various disaster responses giving the Defense Department the lead role. Good round-ups in the Washington Post and FoxNews.com.