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United States, who orders, brings, keeps, or has under his
authority or control any troops or armed men at any place
where a general or special election is held in any State,
unless such force be necessary to repel armed enemies of the
United States, shall be fined not more than five thousand
dollars and imprisoned not more than five years." (Sec. 22,
Act of 4 May I909; 35 Stat. 1o092 [18 U.S.C. 55; M.L. 1939,
7. ARMY REGULATIONS. The War Department will
direct intervention with troops only in accordance with the
foregoing statutory requirements. (See AR 500-50.)
Section V. PROCEDURES AND POLICIES
8. COMMAND. a. In the enforcement of the laws,
troops are employed as a part of the military power of the
United States, and act under the orders of the President, as
Commander in Chief. When intervention with Federal
troops has taken place, the duly designated military com-
mander will act to the extent necessary to accomplish his
mission. In the accomplishment of his mission, reasonable
necessity is the measure of his authority.
b. Federal troops used for intervention in aid of the civil
authorities will be under the command of, and directly re-
sponsible to, their military superiors. They will not be placed
under the command of an officer of the State Guard or the
National Guard not in the Federal service, or of any State,
local, or Federal civil official; any unlawful or unauthorized
act on the part of such troops would not be excusable on the
ground that it was the result of an order or request received
from any such officer or official.
c. State Guard or National Guard troops not in the Fed-
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