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Tag: Posse Comitatus
  • Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    The New York National Guard seems to be having an identity crisis. They just don’t know where to go to carry out their mission of “defending” New York State. Like most National Guard troops, they’re now playing double duty:  fighting on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan while also trying to keep the streets …

  • The end of Posse Comitatus?

    The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (rightly) forbade the use of the military to police American citizens, yet the Pentagon is now requesting to do exactly that: The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or …

  • Don’t Waste a Crisis

    In a further abuse of power, the U.S. military wants to help citizens in the event of a Swine Flu outbreak, according to the Department of Defense. The proposal is awaiting approval from Robert Gates – the Defense Secretary of both Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.  It includes working with FEMA and …