Study of the Need for Arrest Powers by Federal Troops Performing Civil Disturbance Missions [open pdf - 2MB]
Alternate Title: A Study of the Need for Arrest Powers by Federal Troops Performing Civil Disturbance Missions
A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in fulfillment of the requirements of the Individual Research Elective Program. From the thesis abstract: "The question of employing Federal troops in domestic situations has both political and legal implications. The Constitution gives the President power to use troops in support of controlling domestic disturbances. Title 10, U. S. Code specifies three main prerequisites for Federal intervention in local disorders: at the request of appropriate state authorities; when states are unable to maintain order; or when states are unwilling to enforce the law. The President also has the power to use military force as a result of other specific legislation which permits use of troops to enforce civil rights, protect Indian reservations and maintain order on public lands. Intervention to protect Federal property is an accepted principle."
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