Operation Garden Plot
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The United States Civil Disturbance Plan
- The following information was obtained under the Freedom of
Information Act. The original printing was of June 1, 1984. The
information herein is UNCLASSIFIED and does not come within the
scope of directions governing the protection of information
affecting the national security.
- It took a little more than three years to obtain a full copy
of Operation Garden Plot from the U.S. Government, and was done so
under the freedom of information act for unclassified documents.
The implications within the full context of this document should
make the hair on the back of your head stand on end!!!!!
- In this document signed by the Secretary of the Army, is
hereby assigned as DOD Executive Agent for civil disturbance
control operations. Under Plan 55-2 he is to use airlift and
logistical support, in assisting appropriate military commanders
in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico and US possessions and territories, or any political
- The official name of this project is called "Operation Garden
- Under this plan for the deployment of Operation Garden Plot,
the use of CIDCON-1 will be mandatory.
This direct support of civil disturbance
control operations is to be used by the Army, USAF,
Navy, and Marine Corp. with an airlift force to be comprised of
MAC Organic Airlift Resources, airlift capable aircraft of all
other USAF major commands, and all other aerial reconnaissance and
Operations. This is to include control communications
systems, aeromedical evacuation, helicopter and Weather Support
- If any civil disturbance by a
resistance group, religious organization, or other persons
considered to be non-conformist takes place, under
Appendix 3 to Annex B of Plan 55-2 hereby
gives all Federal forces total
power over the situation if local and state authorities cannot put
down said dissenters.
- Annex A, section B of Operation Garden
protesters, militia groups, religious cults, and general
anti-government dissenters as Disruptive Elements. This calls for
the deadly force to be used against any extremist or dissident
perpetrating any and all forms of civil disorder.
- Under section D, a Presidential Executive Order will authorize
and direct the Secretary of Defense to use the Armed Forces of the
United States to restore order.
- 2 TAB A APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX S USAF CIVIL DISTURBANCE PLAN 55-2
EXHIBIT POR:SGH, JCS Pub 6, Vol 5, AFR 160-5 hereby
provides for America's military
and the National Guard State Partnership Program to join with
United Nations personal in said
operations. This links
selected U.S. National Guard units with the Defense Ministries of
"Partnership For Peace." This was done in an effort to provide
military support to civil authorities in response to civil
- Under Presidential Decision Directive No. 25, this program
serves to cement people to relationships between the citizens of
the United States, and the global military of the UN
establishments of the emerging democracies of Central and Eastern
European countries. This puts all of our National Guardsmen under
the direct jurisdiction of the United Nations.
- Section 3:
- This plan could be implemented under any of the following
- (1) Spontaneous civil disturbances which involve large numbers
of persons and/or which continue for a considerable period of
time, may exceed the capacity of local civil law enforcement
agencies to suppress. Although this type of activity can arise
without warning as a result of sudden, unanticipated popular
unrest (past riots), it may also result from more prolonged
- This would most likely be an outgrowth of serious social,
political or economic issues which divide segments of the American
population. Such factionalism could manifest itself through
repeated demonstrations, protest marches and other forms of
legitimate opposition but which would have the potential for
erupting into spontaneous violence with little or no warning.
- (2) Planned acts of violence or civil
disobedience which, through arising from the same causes as (1)
above, are seized upon by a dedicated group of dissidents who plan
and incite purposeful acts designed to disrupt social
- This may occur either because leaders of protest organizations
intentionally induce their followers to perpetrate violent acts,
or because a group of militants infiltrates an otherwise peaceful
protest and seeks to divert it from its peaceful course.
- Subsection C: (2) Environmental satellite products will be
continue to be available. (d) Responsibilities. Meteorological
support to civil disturbance operations will be arranged or
provided by AWS wings.
- The 7th. Weather Wing (7WW) is responsible for providing /
arranging support for Military Airlift Command (MAC) airlift
operations. The 5th Weather Wing (5WW) is responsible for
supporting the United States Army Forces Command.
- (3) SITUATION. Civil disturbance may threaten or erupt at any
time in the CONUS and grow to such proportions as to require the
use the Federal military forces to bring the situation under
- A flexible weather support system is required under control. A
flexible weather support system is required to support the many
and varied options of this Plan.
- ANNEX H: XXOW, AWSR 55-2, AWSR 23-6, AFR 23-31, AR 115-10, AFR
- Subsection B:
- Concept of Environmental Support. Environmental support will
be provided by elements of Air Weather Service (AWS) in accordance
with refs a-f. The senior staff meteorologist deployed int the
Task Force Headquarters (TFH) will be the staff weather officer
(SWO) to the TFH.
- Centralized environmental support products are requested in
accordance with AWSR 105-18. (4) Weather support is provided by
weather units located at existing CONUS bases or by deployed SWOs
and / or weather teams to the objective areas.
- (5) Support MAC source will be provide in accordance with the
procedures in MARC 103-15. MAC forces will be provided in
accordance with the procedures in AFR 105-3.
- (a) Air Force Global Weather Central: Provides centralized
products as requested.
- REFERENCES : JCS Pub 18 - Doctrine for Operations Security AFR
55-30, Operations Security
- 1. GENERAL Opposition
forces or groups may attempt to gain knowledge of this plan and
'use that knowledge to prevent or degrade the effectiveness of the
actions outlined in this plan. In order to protect operations
undertaken to accomplish the mission, it is necessary to control
sources of information that can be exploited by those opposition
forces or groups.
- OPSEC is the effort to protect operations by identifying and
controlling intelligence indicators susceptible to exploitation.
The objective of OPSEC, in the execution of this plan, is to
assure the security of operations, mission effectiveness, and
increase the probability of mission success.
- 2. RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPERATIONS
- The denial of information
to an enemy is inherently a command responsibility.
However, since the operations Officer at any level of command is
responsible to his commander for the Overall planning and
execution of operations, he has the principal staff interest in
assuring maximum protection of the operation and must assume
primary responsibility instibility for ensuring that the efforts
of all other staff elements are coordinated toward this
- end. However, every other individual associated with, or aware
of, the operation must assist in safeguarding the security of the
- 3. OBJECTIVES:
- a. The basic objective of OPSEC is to preserve the security of
friendly forces and thereby to enhance the probability of
successful mission accomplishment. "Security" in this context
relates to the protection of friendly forces. It also includes the
protection of operational information to prevent degradation of
mission effectiveness through the disclosure of prior knowledge of
friendly operations to the opposition.
- b. OPSEC pervades the entire planning process and must be a
matter of continuing concern from the conception of an operation,
throughout the preparatory and execution phases, and during
critiques, reports, press releases, and the like conducted during
the post operation phase.
- 4. Specific operations
orders and standard operating procedures "MUST be developed with
the awareness that the opposition may be able to identify and
exploit vulnerable activities.
- Reference Material:
- Released under Freedom of Information Act on March 30th, 1990.
All material presented here has been declassified and supersedes
USAD Operations Plan 355-10 of July 16, 1973. Information released
by USAF under supervision of Alexander K. Davidson, BRIG. GEN,
USAF, Dep. Director of Operations.
- APPENDEX 5 TO ANNEX E TO USAF CIVIL DISTURBANCE PLAN 55-2
Annex Z. Other References: 10 United States Codes
331,332,333,8500,1385, MARC 105-1, MARC 105-18, AR 115-10, AFR
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