Wider Powers for U.S. Forces in Disasters Are Under Review: The White House would like to dispatch troops faster and give them law enforcement duties.
WASHINGTON — A senior White House official said Saturday that in the wake of the hurricane that demolished part of the nation's Gulf Coast, the Bush administration was studying whether to expand the president's powers to deploy the U.S. military in natural disasters. (more)
I guess I'm wondering what powers the President has at present in re deploying the US Military in natural disasters.
My next question would then be what does the futher expansion entail?