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Posse Comitatus Act: A brief Assessment

Assess both the constitutional and statutory authorities and limitations relevant to the employment of the armed forces to provide disaster relief and law enforcement assistance. Address the limitation placed on Department of Defense (DoD) forces by the Congress during times of disaster (Posse Comitatus Act). Is there a distinction between state's national guard forces and federal DoD forces? How do you see the impact of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act on local disaster mitigation and response? Conclude your assessment with a critique of whether the passage of the Act skirts the US Constitution

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A brief description of the Posse Comitatus Act and an assessment of the constitutional and statutory authorities and limitations relevant to the employment of the armed forces to provide disaster relief and law enforcement assistance. Assessment Views were primarily based on authoritative sources which included some limitations placed on Department of Defense (DoD) forces by the Congress during times of disaster (Posse Comitatus Act)

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