The Army Report on How to Address the Coming Civil Unrest

Here is the synopsis from a newly released army document on Civil Disturbances:

ATP 3-39.33 provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS). United States (U.S.) forces deploy in support of unified action, overseas contingency operations, and humanitarian assistance worldwide. During these operations, U.S. forces are often faced with unruly and violent crowds who have the intent of disrupting peace and the ability of U.S. forces to maintain peace. Worldwide instability coupled with U.S. military participation in unified-action, peacekeeping, and related operations require that U.S. forces have access to the most current doctrine and techniques that are necessary to quell riots and restore public order.

The principal audience for ATP 3-39.33 is Army commanders and staff elements at all echelons who are tasked with planning and directing civil disturbance missions.

Has anyone even considered or seen this type of action in the United States outlined below in this “report”:

Women, children, and the elderly are often used as pawns in civil disturbance events. On many occasions, the innocent and the weak are moved to the front of the crowd and used as a barrier. With the innocent and the weak directly facing authorities, aggressive and violence-prone individuals or being weaker, women, children, and the elderly can be just as committed to the cause as those behind them be them.

We see the effects of the police state in Ferguson, MO. We now see what the military has in store for us:


To their credit, the report does discuss the Posse Comitatus Act (18 USC 1385) . What is the minimum response necessary?

Got Faith? Because we will not win without it.

David DeGerolamo

Link to the complete PDF

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