The Department of Defense issued a directive in February that allows federal military commanders to use force to put down large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances in cases where prior authorization by the president is impossible.(MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Department of Defense issued a directive in February that allows federal military commanders to use force to put down large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances in cases where prior authorization by the president is impossible.
(MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Law Allows U.S. Military to Quell ‘Civil Disturbances’ Without Presidential Authorization

May 28, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

As media outlets focus on how the Internal Revenue Service is targeting conservative political groups and how the Justice Department is phone tapping the press, yet another game-changing story has slipped past almost unnoticed.

The Department of Defense issued a directive on February 27, replacing several older directives and changing the rules regarding federal military involvement in civilian law enforcement. In a major power grab, this rule change overturns a 200-year-old system that strictly limits the military from becoming involved in civilian law enforcement.

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