by Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer, USA - It used to be that the mission of law enforcement was to prevent and solve crimes. The military's mission was to fight the foreign enemy on the battlefield. But now the two have become dangerously muddled. Who is the enemy and what exactly is the mission? DPS' mounted machine guns and armored boats are something more akin to weaponry used by the U.S. Navy not civilian law enforcement.