Monday, July 30, 2012

So Much for The Posse Comitatus Act

In light of my previous post noting the DHS’s purchasing of a limited amount of riot gear, today I see that the U.S. Army is also in a riot gear purchasing mood, and I feel confident in stating that the riot gear the U.S. Army is purchasing is not being purchased to be deployed in areas of the Middle East, especially when one delves into the recently leaked U.S. Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” (pdf of 115 pgs), which includes the following lesson plans, which were devised, already, in April 2006, and taught at the United States Army Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama.

Lesson 1: Plan Operations to Control a Civil Disturbance…..........................................1-1
Part A: Planning…......................................................1-1
Part B: Troop Support/Training…..................................1-13
Part C: Operational Techniques/Application of Force…1-17
Part D: Operational Tasks…........................................1-28

Practice Exercise…....................................................1-36
Answer Key and Feedback….......................................1-38

Lesson 2: Crowd Control Techniques….........................2-1
Part A: Crowd Control…..............................................2-1
Part B: Neutralization of Special Threats…...................2-11

Practice Exercise…...................................................2-26

Lesson 3: Crowd Control Formations…........................3-1
Part A: Types of Formations and Weapons…...............3-1
Part B: Unit Organization…........................................3-8
Part C: Squad Formations…......................................3-13
Part D: Platoon Formations…....................................3-15
Part E: Company Formations….................................3-32

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4: Riot Control Agent Disperser…..................4-1

Practice Exercise…................................................4-8

So much for The Posse Comitatus Act.

U.S. Army Purchases Riot Gear As Fears Over Civil Unrest Grow

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Posted by John Venlet on 07/30 at 01:56 PM
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