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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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