Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Civil Unrest" in October? November?


In October of this year, one month prior to the November midterm elections, a special army unit known as 'Consequence Management Response Force' will be ready for deployment on American soil if so ordered by the President. --London Examiner

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. ---Army Times

It's the 1st Brigade Combat Team/Third Army. About 80,000 troops. (Deleted on excellent authority. )

HT: MoonBattery


Alexander said...

One attack may lead to many. Many attacks to war. Is obama willing to test those waters?

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

One thing we can all agree on - the next 12 - 18 months will be very interesting....

Amy said...

So what are they preparing to do that we don't know about yet?

Grim said...

1/3 BCT was last deployed to Anbar during the Surge. They were there under the command of the Marine Corps, although the rest of the 3rd Infantry Division was right next door under their organic division HQ: 2/3 in Mahmudiyah, 3/3 in Mada'in, and 4/3 down in Hillah.

I wouldn't worry about them. They've been training for this mission since their return, during the Bush administration; it's really a response to Katrina, not to anything happening now.

Dad29 said...

I don't worry about our Armed Forces.

I worry about their C-in-C.

Grim said...

By the way: a Brigade Combat Team is nowhere near eighty thousand troops. I'm not sure where that number comes from, but it's totally out of line, by more than an order of magnitude. A BCT is about 1/20th that size.

The whole 3rd ID, which has four brigades, isn't even close to 80,000 troops. That's like four to eight divisions, depending on how you cobbled it together.

Anonymous said...

I guess Michelle Malkin is no longer an excellent source.

You were quick to correct a numerical error on your part for "Civil Unrest" entry, but have not stricken the flawed information from your "Kind, Compassionate, Left" entry.

God doesn't like falsehoods being perpetuated. Apparently you don't care.

Dad29 said...

There's a reason I don't change that post.

You're sucn an insufferable pain in the ass that I'm going to leave it there JUST so you agitate yourself.

Anonymous said...

God isn't a fan of spite!

G.K. Chesterton:

The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice.

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.