DoD Martial Law Documents Not Even Secret, Directive 3025.18, Military Authorized Within the U.S. , NDAA
Federal military commanders are provided EMERGENCY AUTHORITY under this Directive. Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the President in accordance with applicable law (e.g., chapter 15 of Reference (d)) or permitted under emergency authority, as described below (see DoDD 3025.12 (Reference (j)) and DoDD 5525.5 (Reference (c))). In these circumstances, those Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances because:
(1) Such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order; or,
(2) When duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions. Federal action, including the use of Federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the Federal property or functions.
“or, (2) When duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions.”
So if, for example, a county sheriff, with the law enforcement resources available, makes protection of innocent civilians their top priority (instead of government facilities and resources), then the military would be allowed to take control
Legal precedence for using military force against citizens.
That said, the NDAA specifically allows the military to kidnap, detain indefinitely, and torture anyone deemed a terrorist, including US citizens on US soil.
Hopefully, we will be able to affect positive changes without resorting to violence or revolution…these should be an absolute last resort.
But we must push back against the plutocratic stronghold that has shredded the constitution.
tI’s never ok to use the military to crush internal unrest. Such measures are the hallmark of dictators and failed states.Unfortunately according to a 2010 Department of Defense document entitled Directive 3025.18, the military is authorized to deploy within the U.S. to quell civil disturbances “when necessary to protect the Federal property or functions.”That’s very broad, especially considering that the document discusses the conditions under which lethal force may be used. Soldiers are trained to kill. That’s what they are good at.the document directly from the U.S. military’s own website here.
The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.
“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.
Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”
“Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.
“In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.
The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.”
“Federal action, including the use of federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the federal property or functions,” the directive states.
Military assistance can include loans of arms, ammunition, vessels and aircraft. The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.
A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters.
Mr. Bundy is engaged in a legal battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management over unpaid grazing fees. Along with a group of protesters, Mr. Bundy in April confronted federal and local authorities in a standoff that ended when the authorities backed down.
The Pentagon directive authorizes the secretary of defense to approve the use of unarmed drones in domestic unrest. But it bans the use of missile-firing unmanned aircraft.
“Use of armed [unmanned aircraft systems] is not authorized,” the directive says.
The directive was signed by then-Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn. A copy can be found on the Pentagon website: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/302518p.pdf.
Defense analysts say there has been a buildup of military units within non-security-related federal agencies, notably the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. The buildup has raised questions about whether the Obama administration is undermining civil liberties under the guise of counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts.
Other agencies with SWAT teams reportedly include the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.
The militarization of federal agencies, under little-known statues that permit deputization of security officials, comes as the White House has launched verbal attacks on private citizens’ ownership of firearms despite the fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.
A White House National Security Council spokeswoman declined to comment.
President Obama stated at the National Defense University a year ago: “I do not believe it would be constitutional for the government to target and kill any U.S. citizen — with a drone or with a shotgun — without due process, nor should any president deploy armed drones over U.S. soil.”
HOUSE HITS ONA DOWNGRADE
The House defense authorization bill passed last week calls for adding $10 million to the Pentagon’s future warfare think tank and for codifying the Office of Net Assessment (ONA) as a semi-independent unit.
The provision is being called the Andrew Marshall amendment after the ONA’s longtime director and reflects congressional support for the 92-year-old manager and his staying power through numerous administrations, Republican and Democratic.
Mr. Marshall’s opponents within the Pentagon and the Obama administration persuaded Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this year to downgrade the ONA by cutting its budget and placing it under the control of the undersecretary of defense for policy. The ONA currently is a separate entity within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Members of the House Committee on Armed Services objected and added the $10 million to the administration’s $8.9 million request, along with a legal provision that would codify ONA’s current status as separate from the policy undersecretary shop.
The committee was concerned Mr. Hagel’s downgrade would “limit the ability and flexibility of ONA to conduct long-range comparative assessments,” the report on the authorization bill states.
“The office has a long history of providing alternative analyses and strategies that challenge the ‘group think’ that can often pervade the Department of Defense,” the report says, noting an increasing demand for unconventional thinking about space warfare capabilities by China and Russia.
In addition to adding funds, the bill language requires the ONA to study alternative U.S. defense and deterrence strategies related to the space warfare programs of both countries.
China is developing advanced missiles capable of shooting down satellites in low and high earth orbits. It also is building lasers and electronic jammers to disrupt satellites, a key U.S. strategic military advantage. Russia is said to be working on anti-satellite missiles and other space weapons.
“The committee believes the office must remain an independent organization within the department, reporting directly to the secretary,” the report said.
Mr. Marshall, sometimes referred to as the Pentagon’s “Yoda,” after the Star Wars character, has come under fire from opponents in the administration, who say he is too independent and not aligned with the administration’s soft-line defense policies.
The ONA is known for its extensive use of contractors and lack of producing specific overall net assessments of future warfare challenges, as required by the office’s charter.
One example of the ONA’s unconventional thinking was the recent contractor report “China: The Three Warfares,” which revealed Beijing’s extensive use of political warfare against the United States, including psychological warfare, media warfare and legal warfare.
“‘The Three Warfares’ is a dynamic, three-dimensional, war-fighting process that constitutes war by other means,” the report says.
Congress reaffirms NDAA Bill that legalizes the indefinite detention of American Citizens.
The United States House of representative passed an annual defense spending Bill called the National Defense Authorization act This week that reaffirms the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that legalizes and calls for the illegal and unconstitutional indefinite detention of American Citizens on Unites States Soil.
On Wednesday 21st of May 2014 an amendment was introduced to the most recent National Defense Authorization act of 2014 this amendment called for the Congress to repeal a controversial provision that has remained in every National Defense Authorization Act since 2012, this provision that has provided the executive branch with the power to arrest and detain indefinitely any US citizen thought to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda or associated organizations was surprisingly reaffirmed as absolutely necessary be it Unconstitutional or not.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washington), a co-author of the failed amendment spoke out against the NDAA in a passionate speech that stated “This amendment would eliminate indefinite detention in the United States and its territories, So basically anybody that we captured, who we suspected of terrorist activity, would no longer be subject to indefinite detention, as is now, currently, the law.”
He continued to state that this provision of Indefinite detention is a massive over reach in granted executive powers and is dangerous to the liberty’s and freedoms of American citizens of the United States of America and abroad, there has been massive protests and backlash that has occurred as a result of the United States Governments legalization and continued support of a provision that gives the Government the right to condemn any American Citizen to life and ultimately their death in a military prison be it a FEMA prison detention camp which do exist and are currently being staffed on US soil or a Guantanamo prison that President Obama campaigned on closing indefinitely and did not close it is currently open and under investigation for torture and some of the detainees are being held even though they have documents stating they are free to go and are not a threat.
This miscarriage of United States justice and Illegal Unconstitutional Governmental over reach and sweeping unchecked authority be it predator drone assassinations on US Soil or elsewhere these authoritarian powers will only destroy the freedoms of Americans who are duty bound by the Constitution to question their public servants and the legality of their actions and to protect and honor the US Constitution, the US Constitution is the law of the land and any law that is Unconstitutional is in fact null and void and should not be adhered to.
This continued legislation solidifies the fact that the United States Government has in essence become lawless and Illegitimate and dose not stand for or represent the voice of the people of the United states of America in which it proclaims to be protecting and the Constitution and civil rights just get in the way of the New World Order prison state their trying to build, this Government should be Impeached and ousted immediately and Constitutional laws and checks and balances should be reinstated before another massive event occurs in America be it organic or staged by the US Government that leads this administration or any other to impose martial law and throw out the already ailing United States Constitution and declare ordinary Americans enemy’s of the State as H.R. 3166 Enemy Expatriation Act sought to do.
Sources: http://scgnews.com/dod-documents-military-authorized-to-quell-civil-unrest-in-the-us , http://www.examiner.com/article/congress-reaffirms-ndaa-bill-that-legalizes-indefinite-detention-of-americans , http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/inside-the-ring-directive-outlines-obamas-policy-t/?page=all#pagebreak