In January 2007, Judicial Watch released documents obtained November 2006 under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The documents concern the participation of NORTHCOM Commander, Admiral Timothy Keating, NORTHCOM Political Advisor Deborah Bolton, and Plans, Policy & Strategy Director Major General Mark Volcheff in a meeting of the “North American Forum” at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada on September 12-14, 2006.Link
The documents describe plans to "integrate" or "align" or "harmonize" the militaries and policies of the governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Harmonization or alignment implies some harmonizing or aligning authority or framework.
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