The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division was deployed to Anbar province during the Surge; the entire 3rd Infantry Division was deployed at about that time, with 1/3 in Anbar with the Marines; 2/3 in Mahmudiyah; 3/3 in the Mada'in; and 4/3 down in and around Hillah. After they came back, 1/3 got a new assignment (under President Bush) to train to support NORTHCOM.
So, with that background in your mind, what to make of this report?
In October of this year, one month prior to the November midterm elections, a special army unit known as 'Consequence Management Response Force' will be ready for deployment on American soil if so ordered by the President.
The special force, which is the new name being given to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry, has been training at Fort Stewart, Georgia and is composed of 80,000 troops.
What? A brigade combat team composed of 80,000 troops? That's like twenty times as large as a BCT. FT Stewart doesn't house nearly that many people, troops and family included.
When the left heard that President Bush was putting together this force, they freaked about it. Don't ya'll freak too. Commanders in Chief come and go; the sun and the moon may change, but the Army knows no seasons.