Web Resources

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  • Enemy Combatants 
    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, “Enemy Combatants,” The Constitution and the Administration’s “War on Terror”. By Kate Martin and Joe Onek August 2004.
  • The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 
    The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, still in effect, was passed to prevent U.S. military personnel from acting as law enforcement agents on U.S. soil. 
  • U.S. Northern Command 
    U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established Oct. 1, 2002 to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DOD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. USNORTHCOM defends America's homeland — protecting our people, national power, and freedom of action.
    United States of America USA Patriot Act of 2001 Research Center website.  Link provides a copy of original law and opinions on controversies of the law.