"But with 21st century threats such as a chemical and biological attacks on U.S. cities, McHale said, both Congress and federal agencies need to establish clear guidelines detailing which instances could trigger a broad U.S. military response to restore law and order.
'It may be that the very same rationale that supports the use of the military under the Insurrection Act can be applied to catastrophic events,' he said. "
Scarier, and scarier. This will be an interesting Halloween. I can see the costumes now: Old Man Death surrounded by G.I.'s and Haz-mat suits and Georgie Bush in cheerleading outfit. Oh, wait, that's not Halloween, that's "normal."