MUDDY VIEW - U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Carlos Malagon low crawls through thick mud at the Battle Skills Training School Endurance Course on Marine Corps Base Camp LeJune, N.C., Dec. 12, 2008. Malagon is assigned to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group Communication Operations.
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The Pentagon’s three new rapid-response task forces will assist civil authorities during possible terrorist attacks or natural disasters, but they WILL NOT PERFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT MISSIONS. So says Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.