Interview with Colonel Howard Becker

OK, so in terms of the potential of paramilitary organizations, what were you briefed?


The Army Intelligence Agency ah, briefed the ah, ah, various elements of the 46th Infantry Division ah, here in Michigan, regarding the, the possibilities of paramilitary ah, organizations that could be operating in the Detroit area. And so through the Army Intelligence, that was passed on to us - we were prepared for a fighting force that ah, perhaps could ah, come at us at, at various times. So we tried to maximize our protection for our troops ah, alert them to the fact that ah, if they spotted ah, ah, paramedi--ah, paramilitary organizations ah, they was to report it instantly, to take cover and ah, be prepared to defend themselves.