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STAFF PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
Section I. GENERAL
29. GENERAL. a. Federal troops used in the suppression
of domestic disturbances are governed by law. Troops called
into action against a mob forcibly resisting or obstructing
the execution of the laws of the United States, or attempting
to destroy property belonging to or under the protection of
the United States, are governed by the regulations of the
Army and will apply military tactics to accomplish their
b. The tactical employment of weapons and troops will
be based on decisions of the commander of troops.
c. This section constitutes a planning check list for troop
commanders and members of their staffs, irrespective of the
size of the unit. (See FM 1oo-5 and 101-5.)
30. INTELLIGENCE. a. A commander of a military area
or subdivision within the United States or its possessions,
operating largely through his intelligence personnel, should
gather, and keep up to date, information on all situations
which may lead to domestic disturbances. This information
may include monographs, studies, and maps, which will
form the basis for a plan to cope with any situation requiring
the use of Federal troops in aid of the civil authority.
Advance planning should be carried on without notice to
b. A commander of Federal troops ordered to aid civil
authorities in the suppression of a domestic disturbance will
be furnished all pertinent information. Prior to the commit-
ment of troops at the scene of disturbance, he should prepare
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