Obama’s newest idea:

I try not to make it a steady diet on this blog, but sometimes I think I’m seeing stuff in my own novels come to life.

In my first printed novel Paludavia (written in 2003,) I have the left-wing Republic of Verecunda defended in part by its underfunded and undermanned (and underwomaned to boot) military and by a force known as the “Inland Police.”  Same Inland Police have a reputation for brutality.  Their crack unit is referred to as the “Sacred Band.”

So how well do they defend the country?  Read it and find out.