This bother anybody else?
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.
The long-planned shift in the Defense Department's role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said.
I know my revulsion is mostly emotional -- troops mean martial law and unrest and freedom put hold -- and such a response is inevitable in the new post-9/11 world. And I want us to be as safe as we can. Still . . . kinda creepy.