SOURCE: New York Times
by Mary L. Dudziak
Concern that Orval Faubus's defiant stand for school segregation in Arkansas would sully America's reputation abroad pushed Dwight Eisenower to deploy the National Guard in the interest of both racial justice and American leadership. Calls to deploy the military today must consider this context.
SOURCE: The National Constitution Center
The Posse Comitatus Act dates back to the Rutherford B. Hayes era in Washington after federal troops left formerly rebellious states as part of the pact that ended the Reconstruction era.
SOURCE: History channel
Donald Trump’s decision to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border is only the latest in a long history of U.S. militarization of its national boundaries.
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