Thursday, September 25, 2008

US army about to deploy in the Continental USA

This is not supposed to happen. Americans have not allowed their military to operate on American soil in a very long time. As the Army Times reports, that's about to change. Glenn Greeenwald has more.

1 comment:

OldNavy said...

I think you are also referring to the Posse Comitatus Act which originated in 1878. It prohibits the use of the Army, Navy, Marines and the Air Force from being used as local law enforcement that would normally be handled by civilian law enforcement. They can be used as law enforcement on Federal property, primarily US military bases. They can be used in emergencies, such as Katrina, if authorized by Congress & the president. A good write up of the act (written pre-9/11) can be read at:
http://www.homelandsecurity.org/journal/articles/Trebilcock.htm

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