POSSE COMITATUS ACT AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Item #: 62741
Pages: viii, 85 pp.
Published: Fort Leavenwort; Combat Studies Institute; 2006. Reprinted in 2007.
Series: HEIN'S ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS REPRINT SERIES
Subjects: CIVIL PROCEDURE, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, MILITARY LAW
Whenever the use of US Armed Forces in support of civilauthorities is considered, government leaders and citizensturn to the Posse Comitatus Act for guidance. In this highlyuseful and relevant monograph, Matt Matthews provides aninsightful overview of the PCA, reviews cases in which thearmed forces were called on to participate in actionstypically viewed as civil matters, and calls for a much-needed review of the Act, now more than 125 years old.
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