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2013-01-18 Home Front: WoT
New SOF mission and HQ established to help Mexican forces fight drug gangs
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Posted by Graviper Whaiter4197 2013-01-18 10:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6490 views ]  Top
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#1 The special operations team within Northcom will be turned into a new headquarters, led by a general instead of a lieutenant colonel, and established in a Dec. 31 memo signed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Ever wonder why we have more general officers today with the fraction of the forces than we had during WWII? Rationalized grade inflation. If you had far fewer GOs, being a colonel would become more important and not require upping the grade for 'diplomatic' rationalizations.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-18 11:24||   2013-01-18 11:24|| Front Page Top

#2 "He has talked about setting up a paramilitary force...made up of former military and police forces, which he has described as more surgical," than the current campaign by Mexican army and police, Schaefer said. He would dispatch the force into towns that have been overrun by drug violence, where police don't have the numbers to fight it, she said.

Must be a post State National Guard - post Constitution, post Posse Comitatus scenario. The White House will be close by... there in the Denver and Colorado Springs area.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-18 11:36||   2013-01-18 11:36|| Front Page Top

#3 A new School of the Americas?
Interesting that this isn't a SouthCOM initiative.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-01-18 12:10||   2013-01-18 12:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Sort of revealing isn't it Skid ?
Posted by  Besoeker 2013-01-18 12:58||   2013-01-18 12:58|| Front Page Top

#5 Isn't this how the Zetas got started?
Posted by Dopey Sinatra9196 2013-01-18 15:58||   2013-01-18 15:58|| Front Page Top

#6 "NORCOMS" are just all over the place on the Net.

Looks like leadership of "Northern Command" is becoming a mandatory resume requirement for promotion in grade, at least for Army Eggs per the US + other World Nations???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-18 18:44||   2013-01-18 18:44|| Front Page Top

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