Elsea, Jennifer K.

Elsea, Jennifer K. The Use of Federal Troops for Disaster Assistance: Legal Issues. CRS Report to Congress RS22266. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service. 2005. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/53685.pdf (accessed 27 October 2011).

This report summarizes the possible constitutional and statutory authorities and constraints relevant to the use of armed forces, including National Guard units in federal service, to provide assistance to states when a natural disaster impedes the operation of state and local police.

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