Should Congress Scrap POSSE COMITATUS?

Pine, Art
December 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2005, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p46
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information about the U.S. Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the President from using the military to enforce local laws unless he is asked to do so by the governors of the states involved. According to officials of the U.S. government, the Posse Comitatus Act was a barrier to speedier action. U.S. President George W. Bush has proposed a wider role for the military in emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina and terrorist attacks. The Congress is considering a proposal to modify the Act.


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