The Attorney General may request the Secretary of Defense to provide assistance under section 382 of title 10  in support of Department of Justice activities relating to the enforcement of section 175 of this title in an emergency situation involving a biological weapon of mass destruction. The authority to make such a request may be exercised by another official of the Department of Justice in accordance with section 382(f)(2) of title 10.
18 U.S. Code § 175a - Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain emergencies
(Added Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XIV, § 1416(c)(1)(A), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2723.)
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