Accession Number : ADA195739

Title :   Who's in Charge: The Federal/State Conflict for Control of the National Guard.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn, E T , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195739

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Since the implementation of the Total Force Policy in the 1970's, there has been an increased reliance upon the National Guard as the largest, best equipped and most combat ready reserve component of the Total Force. Several years ago, opposition to a National Guard deployment to Central America for field training created a controversy between the Federal and some state Governments. LTG LaVern E. Weber(Ret), Executive Director of the National Guard Association of the United States, has characterized this controversy as the most significant issue to affect the National Guard since the end of WW II. This paper examines this issue from both the state and Federal perspective concentrating on the Montgomery Amendment and the Minnesota legal action. Keywords: Command guidance; Military training; State government; Federal government; United States government. (kt)

Descriptors :   CENTRAL AMERICA, COMMAND GUIDANCE, CONFLICT, DEPLOYMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY TRAINING, MINNESOTA, NATIONAL GUARD, POLICIES, STATE GOVERNMENT, TRAINING, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE