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The law trumps an executive order.
originally posted by: Phage
Since the Posse Comitatus act prohibits the use of federal military against US citizens I would say no. It would seem to address concerns about civilians affected by military actions overseas.
Now, if the Posse Comitatus act were to be repealed, that would be a different matter. But the President does not have the power to do that.
As a Nation, we are steadfastly committed to complying with our obligations under the law of armed conflict, including those that address the protection of civilians, such as the fundamental principles of necessity, humanity, distinction, and proportionality.