John Tryon Well, to be fair we established that precedent of rebuilding (rightly) after WW2, assisting the rebuilding of Japan.
However, I don’t know when we started policing. I would guess the 1980s, probably with Haig under Reagan but my memory is fuzzy but definitely some of the Central America experiments.
For me, I think my issue has been foreign deployment of National Guard. I mean, those other nations AREN’T our nation!
I always saw the National Guard as our local folks. One of my favorite moments was during a protest a few years back I was watching live online. It was a standoff between some large group of people and the local police.
So the National Guard was called in.
I watched in awe at the equal respect the National Guard gave both to the citizens marching up a street after curfew – for whatever the situation was I don’t remember – and the local police, acting as a buffer in what could have been a hostile situation yet it wasn’t. As far as I know there were no injuries, no property damage. Just a few thousand people breaking a curfew for some demonstration at night that was more like an impromptu parade than anything.
Had the National Guard not been there, it would certainly have been chaotic.[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Male"]