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  • Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says ‘They’re not paramilitary units’

    04/30/2014 6:40:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, introduced a bill to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies. “There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said on the House floor on Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”
  • T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security

    08/06/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/06/2013 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON — As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States. “The T.S.A., huh,” said Donald Neubauer of Greenville, Ohio, as he walked past the...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update November 2012

    11/03/2012 5:12:54 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott
    Montrose Toast Blog | 2 November 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during October 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 31 October 2012. Two speculative maps were published under “ISF Speculation.” The Russian and Czech arms purchases [and US M88s plus Serbian Artillery] were addressed separately in “Iraqi Arms Purchases October 2012”. These topics will not be addressed here. Air and Naval Bases have been added to the ISF OOB map. Highlights in this update include: - Further arms purchases and proposals; Joint US/Iraqi Training Exercise planned; TOC operational and adds Salahaddin;...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update June 2012

    06/03/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 3 June 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during May 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 31 May 2012. Highlights in this update include: 6th FP Division cancelled? Zeravani returning to KRG command. Avenger Air Defense for Iraq; Second batch of BTR4s delivering. Only 18 F16s ordered so far; Fifth An-32 delivered. Baghdad transitioning to Federal Police in July; Anbar PSF becoming FP Division?
  • Emergency Response Brigades Return to Iraqi Federal Police?

    01/24/2011 5:32:26 AM PST · by DJ Elliott
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 24 January 2011 | DJ Elliott
    There is little data concerning the Iraqi Ministry of Interior’s Emergency Response Force’s developments. This force is known to be expanding but, little is ever reported about the Ministry of Interior’s Special Operations Force. Some of what follows is speculation or rumor intelligence [unconfirmed]. All of the Provincial Iraqi Police Paramilitary forces are planned to be retrained and reequipped as part of their conversion to Emergency Response Brigades and Federal Police. The ERBs have first chance at the personnel from the provincial SWAT forces. They are sent to the Operator Selection Course and the best 50 percent join the ERBs...
  • SWAG on Iraqi Armor Distribution

    07/18/2010 9:32:38 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 7 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 19 July 2010 | DJ Elliott
    DISCLAIMER: What follows, while based on known Iraqi armor orders, is an extrapolation. A prediction based on incomplete data. If 60 percent turns out correct, it will be considered good. The speculation article on Iraqi Armor orders only projected to 2014 and did not specify which divisions would be upgraded beyond the known. This article projects to 2020 and includes a possible sequence of division upgrades. The Iraqi Army appears to be adopting the US Army’s modular heavy brigade combat team (HBCT) structure with modifications. Tank companies are only 11 tanks vice 14; In place of Bradley ICV/CFVs, they are...
  • Iraqi “Nationalization” Program

    12/08/2009 5:01:07 AM PST · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Montrose Toast ^ | 8 December 2009 | DJ Elliott
    A common misperception about reported plans to increase the strength of the Iraqi Army, Federal Police, and Emergency Response Force [Ministry of Interior Special Forces] is that Iraq cannot afford the extra personnel and that it is not going to happen. The reality is that the personnel are already on the Iraqi Government’s pay-role. These increases are a transfer, retraining and re-designation of paramilitary personnel currently serving in provincial security forces and the Peshmerga. In the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, this program is called “Nationalization”. Nationalization started in 2007 when the Provincial Police Departments were ordered to separate the trained...

    03/08/2003 9:29:27 AM PST · by forest · 443 replies · 623+ views
    [NOTE: This text was first published in the March 7, 1997 newsletter. It was an important message in 1997, but seems even more important today.] Last week we gave Rep. Ron Paul's toll-free Legislative Update number (1-888-322-1414) and suggested that readers listen to his message "The Coming Police State." We were told by a lot of people that they missed it. Originally, that message was part of a one hour speech Rep. Paul made on the floor of the House. And, thanks to Jeff in Michigan, we have the complete text. Below is the shortened version of Rep. Paul's speech...