Although many of you watched this play out on FOX News and CNN a few months ago, I found this article insightful and on the money. I, along with several other members, deployed (some even on a voluntary basis) to New Orleans in the first week after the storm. Prior to the majority of out-of-state National Guard units, a CO(+) from the 82nd, and state/local LE units from across the nation arriving; this is what is was like 'on the street.' I stated in a post a few months ago that I never thought I would see a US city in such a state of anarchy. I think you will also get that notion from the article, with interviews of officers that were in the fight. Many of the officers mentioned in the article are the 'go-to' guys in NOPD (a few I know personally), not the faces seen or portrayed in the media. Many of those quoted are prior service, however, you can't view this event as any type of military operation.