CostsofWar has a new paper about the militarization of the homeland. (For more information to Maine's equipment:
"This....should not happen at home, implying that state repression and U.S. military violence elsewhereare simply to be expected. These analyses serve to naturalize the destruction of non-American targets of the U.S.military—from Afghanistan and Iraq to Yemen and Somalia—and toobscure the connections between racist state violence in the U.S. and abroad. As Césaire said, tactics, equipment, and expertise developed during colonial interventions rebound back onto that empire’s own citizens. In this case, the post-9/11 expansion of the U.S. counterterror state has intensified the militarization of a police force founded in, and inextricable from,white supremacy and the violenceof a state at permanent war overseas."