On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
According to Bush administration briefing documents obtained by Government Executive Thursday, several agencies would be shifted into the proposed new Department of Homeland Security in their entirety; while parts of other agencies would be absorbed by the new entity.
The following agencies would be absorbed into the new department:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Transportation Security Administration
Immigration and Naturalization Service (including the Border Patrol)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Offices of some other agencies would also be absorbed, such as the Commerce Department's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office; the National Domestic Preparedness Office and the National Infrastructure Protection Center; and the Federal Protective Service and the Federal Computer Incident Response Capability at the General Services Administration.
The documents also indicate that parts of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the State Department would be shifted over to the Homeland Security Department.
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