Very timely, considering the events happening in Ferguson. Paul Joseph Watson has an interesting synopsis of the document. He states:
The most shocking aspect of the document is the fact that it describes the deployment of a “lethal response” directed against “unarmed civilians,” including “sniper response” and “small arms direct fire.”
…Another graphic which depicts “escalation of trauma” directs soldiers how to use “riot batons” in order to cause the necessary level of injury or death to the subject. “Deadly force final target areas” include the back of the neck, the solar plexus, the neck, the spine and the head.
The document, US Army-Civil Disturbances-2014, is available in our reading room, along with the newly added US Army-Internment and Resettlement Operations and the US Army Military Police School-Civil Disturbance Ops manual. Is the US still the land of the free? Happy reading.