Accession Number:

ADA270505

Title:

The Role of Federal Troops in Quelling Civil Disturbance in Washington, DC, April 1968

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

The focus of this study will be primarily on the role of federal troops--Regular Army and federalized National Guard--during the unrest in Washington, D.C., immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on 4 April 1968. This thesis will address a number of questions. Did federal troops perform their mission in accordance with the policy outlined in Field Manual 19-15 Civil Disturbances and Disasters Were the lessons learned from the disturbance in Detroit, Michigan, integrated into doctrine Was the use of federal troops considered as a last resort by the mayor of Washington, D.C., before he asked the President for assistance

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE