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www.ARMY.mil - The official homepage
of the United States Army
US Army Criminal Investigation
Command - As the Army's primary
criminal investigative organization and
DoD's premier investigative organization,
CID is responsible for conducting criminal
investigations in which the Army is, or
may be, a party of interest.  
Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
and operating throughout the world, CID
Special Agents conduct criminal
investigations that range from death to
fraud, on and off military reservations
and when appropriate, with local, state
and other federal investigative agencies.  
CID supports the Army through the
deployment, in peace and war, of highly
trained Special Agents and support
personnel, the operation of a certified
forensic laboratory, a protective services
unit, computer crimes specialists,
polygraph services, criminal intelligence
collection and analysis and a variety of
other services normally associated with
law enforcement activities.  CID's mission
is the same in both the installation and
battlefield environments, however,
additional requirements are taken on
during battlefield support.
United States Army Military Police
School - The U.S. Army Military Police
School trains Soldiers and develops “agile
and adaptive” leaders who are well
grounded in Army values, war fighting
tasks, MP technical skills, and doctrine;
prepares Soldiers to be capable of
executing the five MP functions in
support of Military Police, Army, and Joint
Force Commanders while conducting full
spectrum operations in the operating
environment; plans and focuses on the
future by developing and refining
doctrine, organization, training, materiel,
leader development, personnel, facilities,
and nonlethal capabilities that will enable
and facilitate the relevance and mission
success of the Military Police Corps
Regiment, our Soldiers and our
formations.
United States Army Reserve - The
Army Reserve's mission, under Title 10 of
the U.S. code, is to provide trained and
ready Soldiers and units with the critical
combat service support and combat
support capabilities necessary to support
nation strategy during peacetime,
contingencies and war. The Army Reserve
is a key element in The Army
multi-component unit force, training with
Active and National Guard units to ensure
all three components work as a fully
integrated team.
U.S. Army Center of Military History -
Mission:  Establish a global forum for the
Center of Military History to distribute
historical information and products to
inform, educate and professionally
develop the soldiers and leadership of the
U.S. Army.
United States Army Recruiting
Command (USAREC) - Headquarters of
the United States Army Recruiting
Command (USAREC). This public
information web site provides the
background information of the various
organizations that make up USAREC.
Located in Fort Knox, Kentucky USAREC
provides the command, control, and staff
support to the recruiting force.
U.S. Army War College - For more than
a century, the U.S. Army War College
(USAWC) has prepared senior military
officers and civilians for
strategic-leadership responsibilities.
Today we play a major role in developing
dedicated, intelligent, and competent men
and women who will go on to serve our
nation in positions of great responsibility.
Senior military, civilian, and international
leaders from all military Services and
government agencies come to "study and
confer" on the strategic application of
landpower.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -
George Washington appointed the first
engineer officers of the Army on June 16,
1775, during the American Revolution,
and engineers have served in combat in
all subsequent American wars. The Army
established the Corps of Engineers as a
separate, permanent branch on March
16, 1802, and gave the engineers
responsibility for founding and operating
the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  
Since then the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers has responded to changing
defense requirements and played an
integral part in the development of the
country. Throughout the 19th century,
the Corps built coastal fortifications,
surveyed roads and canals, eliminated
navigational hazards, explored and
mapped the Western frontier, and
constructed buildings and monuments in
the Nation’s capital.
United States Military Academy at
West Point - Renowned as the world’s
premier leader development institution,
West Point accomplishes its mission by
developing cadets intellectually,
physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually,
and socially. The student body, or Corps
of Cadets, numbers 4,400 and each year
approximately 1000 cadets join the Long
Gray Line as they graduate and are
commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the U.S.
Army.
Army National Guard - The Army
National Guard (ARNG) is one component
of The Army (which consists of the Active
Army, the Army National Guard and the
Army Reserve.) The Army National Guard
is composed primarily of traditional
Guardsmen -- civilians who serve their
country, state and community on a
part-time basis (usually one weekend
each month and two weeks during the
summer.) Each state, territory and the
District of Columbia has its own National
Guard, as provided for by the
Constitution of the United States.

The National Guard has a unique dual
mission that consists of both Federal and
State roles. For state missions, the
governor, through the state Adjutant
General, commands Guard forces. The
governor can call the National Guard into
action during local or statewide
emergencies, such as storms, fires,
earthquakes or civil disturbances.

In addition, the President of the United
States can activate the National Guard
for participation in federal missions.
Examples of federal activations include
Guard units deployed to Kosovo and the
Sinai for stabilization operations, and
units deployed to the Middle East and
other locations in the war on terrorism.
When federalized, Guard units are
commanded by the Combatant
Commander of the theatre in which they
are operating.
Guns and Freedom
by Barry M. Baker
In 1938 Adolf Hitler annexed Austria by
military occupation preceded by a round
of so called diplomacy.  Even though
France in 1938 was the strongest military
power in Europe, or in the world for that
matter, it was not France that concerned
Hitler.  It was Benito Mussolini, a fellow
fascist and Italian dictator who held the
key to the fulfillment of Hitler’s
ambitions.  People easily forget that in
early 1938 Germany was not a world
class military power.  While Germany was
strong enough to defeat the small
Austrian army, it could not stand against
Italy or France.  Hitler had correctly
measured the appeasement policies of
France and Britain; Italy was the
unknown factor, and Mussolini had
previous talked tough of protecting
Austria from Germany’s expansion.  
But… like all fascists and dictators,
Mussolini’s power paradigm was rooted in
lies and deception.  Once Mussolini gave
Hitler the green light, the fate of Austria,
and the world, was sealed.

While Adolf Hitler would go on to become
one of the most infamous villains in
history, he was just one tyrant in a long
line of past, present, and future tyrants.  
Hitler is unique in one respect.  His
atrocities against humanity were
documented more thoroughly than any
of his predecessors and even others who
would come after him.  In 1945 General
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied Supreme
Commander and future President of the
United States, realized something few
others did at the time.  Eisenhower knew
that time and historical revisionists would
diminish the horrors perpetrated by Hitler
and the Third Reich.  Eisenhower ordered
that German civilians and as many allied
soldiers as possible tour the Reich’s
death camps where they could witness
with their own eyes the absolute horror
of those camps.  

With Adolf Hitler gone, Dwight
Eisenhower would go on, as President of
the United States, to contain the
world’s next tyrant, the Soviet Union’s
Joseph Stalin.  Stalin would succeed in
murdering even millions more people than
Adolf Hitler… but, who’s counting?

Prior to World War II the United States
was not a world military power, but we
had a rich military history, and we could
project naval power and limited land
operations with United States Marines.  
After World War II, the United States
was the world’s strongest military power,
and it remains so to this day.  As long as
those Americans who think America is the
problem do not sacrifice our military
superiority, the world will be a safer
place.  If the forces of appeasement and
intellectual stupidity ever succeed in their
goal of weakening our military
institutions, the future for the world will
be catastrophic.

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