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eral service cannot be commanded by a United States Army
officer except with the consent of the State. Commanding
generals of the service commands are responsible to secure,
whenever possible, prior undertakings or agreements by
State authorities to insure full cooperation of the State Guard
or National Guard troops not in the Federal service with
the military commander in the affected area in the event of
intervention with Federal troops. The employment by the
State of its own forces must not interfere with or impede
Federal functions or activities. (See AR 850-250.)
9. THE MILITARY COMMANDER. In case of inter-
vention with Federal troops, the military commander will
cooperate to the fullest possible extent with the Governor
and other local and State authorities and forces, unless such
cooperation interferes with the accomplishment of his mis-
sion. While the military commander is subject to no author-
ity but that of his military superiors, he will bear in
mind that the suppression of violence without bloodshed or
undue violence is a worthy military achievement, and will
employ only such force as is necessary to accomplish his
mission. The population of the affected area will be informed
of the rules of conduct and other restrictive measures to be
enforced by the military. These will be announced by local
proclamation or order, and will be given the widest possible
publicity by all available media. Persons not normally sub-
ject to military law, taken into custody by the military
forces incident to the use of troops, as contemplated by this
manual, will be turned over, as soon as possible, to the civil
authorities. Federal troops will ordinarily exercise police
powers previously inoperative in the affected area, restore
and maintain order, maintain the essential mechanics of
distribution, transportation, and communication, and in-
augurate necessary relief measures.
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