Intimidating get a heavy swat to give up
A few years later, the program was broadened considerably to include materiel that could be used for “the execution of law enforcement activities,” to include counterdrug and counterterrorism missions, according to DOD.The theory behind the initiative was that the military’s unneeded equipment might as well be put to good use, rather than be destroyed or warehoused.
“We don’t push equipment on anybody ...” Following the uproar over events in Ferguson, Sen.
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists.
He is also a photographer whose scenic work has been used commercially.
But few understand how the Defense Department’s 1033 Program actually works.
Even Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had to ask his staffers this week to explain it to him.