On September 11, 2008, Gov. Palin said goodbye in a moving 7-minute speech to members of the the First Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry, who were scheduled for a 12 month deployment to Iraq. Her son, Track, who was not mentioned in the speech was among the soldiers being deployed that day.
The First Stryker Brigade are also known as the Arctic Wolves. Complete information on the Brigade is available here:
Gov. Palin also has shared strategic command over the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard. This battalion exists to perform ground-based interception of intercontinental ballistic missiles (nuclear missiles). This unit is on permanent full-time active duty.
As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter-terrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden’s.
She’s also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.
Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country’s defense. Given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don’t even know about.
According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets.
She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is.
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