Rumor has it that the US Navy will dispatch 3 helicopter carrier ships to the shores of New York and New Jersey, USS Wasp,USS Carter Hall and USS Mesa Verde.
Active duty troops on US Soil! Posse Comitatus gives the military search, seizure, arrest, powers and must be authorized by Congress and over seen by The Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. No declaration has happened that we know of.
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The National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Pres Bush FY 2008, under 18 U.S.C. 983 does eliminates Posse Comitatus in a nuclear emergency. Say like at Oyster Creek- Nine Mule Point northwest of Syracuse, Indian Creek 25 miles north of NYC, the Salem Plant on the Delaware River NJ, the Millstone Plant in Waterford CN, Vermont Yankee south of Battleboro VT, and others that reported problems or reduced operations. Now we’re no nuclear power experts, but if 2 million people don’t have power, where is all the electricity going?
Sandy sure made a heck of a mess of things.
Stay safe friends.