First Line of Defense Against Terrorists
I get uncomfortable with the public feelinmgs about their LEOs. I Served 30 years AD in USMC and I am coming up on 20 years service with the Tennessee State Guard ( a recognized and mandated State Defense Force, not a Militia) so I am not hardly a Uniform Service basher. The sad truth is that as stateside civilians our first line of defense against terrorists is going to be our local law enforcement agencies. The FBI and other Feds may gather info about the BGs but only the local department is going to stop them. In most of the European successes at stopping terrorists, and they have had more successes than us, has come through their local police. The military is not really in the business of protecting civilians here in the U.S. They aren't supposed to be in that job. If you believe the terrorist threat is real, pray that the police are straight and know how to do their job. Or prepare to be blown up!