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Pentagon Plans To Keep 20,000 Troops Inside US To Bolster Domestic Security


First Posted: 11-30-08 11:57 PM   |   Updated: 12-31-08 05:12 AM

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Washington Post:

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.

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