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Application of the Posse Comitatus Act to Assistance to the United States National Central Bureau


The assistance to the United States National Central Bureau by military agencies that is permitted by the Posse Comitatus Act is not limited to investigations into violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Additional situations under which assistance is permitted is discussed in the memorandum.

Updated July 9, 2014