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The secret war

April 28, 2014
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Assault rifles, grenade launchers, Blackhawk helicopters, .50 caliber machine guns, and even armored tanks, no, this is not an example of the weaponry being employed in a remote region in Afghanistan; but an example of the type of weapons being transferred to local police units across the United States. From Texas, Iowa, North Dakota, California, to Florida, examples of paramilitary police units are becoming more common. This transformation has received bipartisan support from our politicians.

 
 
 

 

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