U.S. Literally World’s Police: Marines Create “Law Enforcement Battalions”Submitted by McWilly on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 13:59
If critics (which naturally includes your authors) needed any more ammunition in their case that America has officially become the “police force of the world” to the detriment of each and every one of its citizens, the new Marine “Law Enforcement Battalions” have offered that up in spades. The Associated Press has a story up citing a new push by the Marine Corps to beef up its Military Police. Not to secure bases or keep order within our own military, mind you, but instead to literally operate as the police of the entire world.
The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions – a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations. (AP)
Marines have been increasingly taking on the role of a street cop along with their combat duties over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they have been in charge of training both countries’ security forces. Those skills now can be used as a permanent part of the Marine Corps, Durham said.