America 2.0: The Consequence Management Response Force

Is it just me, or is this vaguely terrifying?
Brigade Combat Team From Iraq Said to be First Active 'Dedicated' Assignment by U.S. Unit to Northern Command—'May be Called Upon to Help Withy Civil Unrest, Crowd Control' Beginning in October, According to Military Paper...

From Democracy Now!...
Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency. … The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to Northern Command. … The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.
…The brigade, according to the report, will be "known for the next year as...Consequence Management Response Force." Rest easy, kids!
I am suddenly and quote pointedly reminded of this post from just over a year ago. And, uh, this one from last April.

Greenwald's got more—including a fun little visit to the Big Fucked-Up Book of Bush's Signing Statements.

More America 2.0 here.

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