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b. Except in cases of imminent necessity falling within
the provisions of paragraph 3e, intervention with Federal
troops will not take place unless the War Department has
generally or specifically so ordered.
c. The normal channel between the field and War De-
partment on matters relating to intervention with Federal
troops is through The Provost Marshal General, whose office
will be open at all times for this purpose and who will be
kept fully informed on all matters relating to such interven-
tion or the possibilities thereof.
Section II. AUTHORIZED USE OF FEDERAL
3. COMMON TYPES OF INTERVENTION. For a
more complete reference to the various constitutional and
statutory provisions authorizing intervention with Federal
troops in cases of domestic violence, or for other specific
purposes, see AR 500-50. The possibility of intervention
under many of these provisions, however, is regarded as
remote, and only those provisions where intervention is most
likely are treated in this paragraph. It is important that the
distinctive features of each type of intervention be fully
a. To aid State authorities at the request of the State.
Article IV, Sec. 4, of the Constitution, makes it the duty of
the Federal Government, at the request of the legislature of
any State (or the governor if the legislature cannot be con-
vened), to protect the State against domestic violence. Con-
gress has authorized the President to intervene with Federal
troops for the purpose of suppressing an insurrection against
a State. (R. S. 5297 150 U.S.C. 201; M.L. i939, Sec. 502].)
b. To enforce the laws of the United States. Article II,
Sec. 3, of the Constitution, makes it the duty of the President
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