Accession Number:

ADA517771

Title:

The Posse Comitatus Act, Still Relevant: Terrorism and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Response Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The limitations contained in the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 regarding the domestic use of the military are still relevant and the capabilities of Federal law enforcement to detect and tactically engage potential terrorists obviate the need to use military forces directly to counter the activities of terrorists within the U.S.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE