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Originally posted by awakened1
Preparations for Martial Law / Civil Unrest , possibly if the economy does crash and possible another October Surprise.
Being a Vet myself, this is very strange that they would use Combat Troops for "humanitarian" efforts.
Prepare yourselves for anything
am i nuts?
Originally posted by wingman77
A division is only 10,000 to 20,000 soldiers right? I don't like the idea of the CorpGov putting the active military on patrol in these United States, but that number of troops isn't going to stop a revolution or anything.
...but isn't the National Guard supposed to be the organization protecting the nation?
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property (states, their counties and municipal divisions) in the former Confederate states.
In early 2006, the 109th Congress passed a bill containing controversial provisions that granted the President additional rights to use federal or state National Guard Troops inside the United States in emergency situations. These changes were included in the John Warner Defense Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122.ENR).
These changes were repealed in their entirety in 2008.