September 4, 2005


General Blum's briefing is worth reading. Among other things, National Guard response was delayed, not because they weren't ready, but because of the need to bring in large numbers of military police because the local police were almost non-existant. 4.200 National Guard military police were collected and flown in Thursday Friday and Saturday. Think about that a minute. The levees only broke on Monday, it was Tuesday before the collapse of civil order in New Orleans and the need for MP's became apparent...and on Thursday the first 1,400 were in NO. That's superb organization. Extremely fast response. Posted by John Weidner at September 4, 2005 8:08 PM
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