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1941.) The May Act, when invoked, does not confer
on personnel of the War or Navy Departments any
authority to make criminal investigations, searches,
seizures, or arrests of civilians charged with its vio-
lation. The May Act gives no power to the military
police; the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
Federal courts are charged with its enforcement.
(3) In territory of allied nations. In friendly
territory, the control of prostitution usually remains
the responsibility of the civil authorities of the
friendly nation. Houses of prostitution and estab-
lishments frequented by prostitutes are placed "off-
limits" to personnel of the United States armed
forces. Detailed procedures are worked out between
the American military commander or his representa-
tive and the civil and military authorities of the
(4) In occupied territory. In occupied territory,
the military authorities have complete control over
the repression of prostitution. The theater com-
mander or military governor prescribes the policies
to be followed. The military police either execute
these policies and regulations themselves, or super-
vise their enforcement by the civilian authorities.
62. CIVIL DISTURBANCES. a. The maintenance
of * * * to military law. For a discussion of
the use of troops in civil disturbances, see AR 500-50
and FM 19-15.
b. In occupied territory * * * military com-
mander. The tactical principles outlined in FM 19-
15 are generally applicable.
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