Monday, August 10, 2009

Curious Defense Proposal, Indeed

Here's an interesting story.

A bipartisan pair of governors is opposing a new Defense Department proposal to handle natural and terrorism-related disasters, contending that a murky chain of command could lead to more problems than solutions.

How did THAT become an issue?

Though the Pentagon has said the legislative fix would increase the number of Defense Department personnel available to respond to disasters, Douglas and Manchin expressed skepticism, arguing that current law already allows the Pentagon to order personnel to key areas inside the U.S.

A similar fix was removed from the Defense Department appropriation measure in conference committee for fiscal 2009.

Curious. The appropriation was taken OUT, then "the Pentagon" proposes the same language?

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