An update from Mark Alexander regarding the earlier story about the U.S. Army training for action against Tea Party activist has been released.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Regarding my essay, Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists’, I was contacted by senior command staff at Ft. Knox this afternoon. There was a security exercise at Ft. Knox this week, but an officer in the security loop altered the scenario “in order to make it more realistic.” Those alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they appeared. The command staff informed me that the alterations were not approved at the command level and that the individual who circulated the scenario through official channels will “receive appropriate counsel.” I was assured that the Command staff would not have authorized such a scenario.
So, it was unauthorized, but, was in fact done? Initiative is one thing. An Officer engaging in what would be a blatant violation of Posse Comitatus, is an entirely different matter.
Perhaps a separation from the Army for the good of the service is in order. What the hell? He would fit right in at BATFE!