Thursday, September 29, 2005

Guarding the wrong nation

Oops. Who'd have thought we'd be needing that stuff here?

With most of its best equipment in Iraq, the National Guard has only about one-third of the helicopters, trucks, radios and other supplies it needs for homeland security, the Guard’s top commander said Thursday.

Gen. Steven Blum said Guard members had to convey messages in person, by helicopter and boat, so units could communicate with each other after Hurricane Katrina. The Guard’s older radios do not work with the more sophisticated active duty equipment, he said.

Meanwhile: Southern Calif. wildfire prompts evacuations

Finding roosting room for all these returning chickens is getting to be a bit of a problem.


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