Military argues Posse Comitatus is irrelevant and dangerous.
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Pentagon press secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, on Monday dismissed constitutional concerns over the decision to deploy the military in response to the Ebola virus in the United States.
We actually do have the legal authority to do this,” Kirby told Morning Joe. “This is nothing more than potential support, and I stress, potential support to civilian medical authorities if and only if they ask for that.”
“This isn’t going to violate Posse Comitatus,” he added.
On Sunday Obama’s Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, announced the formation of a “quick strike team” to “provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.”
Despite Kirby’s remarks, the move in fact represents a serious violation of Posse Comitatus.
Written by Kurt Nimmo
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