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61. MOPPING-UP. a. Upon overcoming armed resist-
ance in a community, immediate measures should be taken
to eliminate further armed opposition.
b. It may be necessary to make a house-to-house search
for arms, or for the purpose of arresting individuals.
c. Mopping-up or searching parties will be sent through
the houses on each side of the street. It may be necessary for
such parties to enter through openings made in connecting
d. Where houses are unconnected, searching parties may
approach rapidly from different directions at the same time,
while fire is being directed at windows.
Section III. RESTORATION OF ORDER
62. GENERAL. a. Local government should be reestab-
lished as soon as possible after Federal troops enter an area.
At first it may be necessary for the military commander to
assist the local government by providing civil officials the
necessary military protection to enable them to carry on their
normal functions. Military aid should be withdrawn as soon
b. Except in the very rare case of martial rule being in-
voked, the military commander does not take over the admin-
istration of the city government. It may be necessary, how-
ever, for him to provide for the immediate repair of the water
supply system or other essential public utilities to prevent or
63. CONDUCT TOWARD CIVILIANS. Military per-
sonnel must be courteous and fair in dealing with civilians.
Their rule of conduct will be dignified impartiality. Espe-
cially must soldiers avoid an overbearing manner or the use
of authority to the excess. Private property must be scrupu-
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