The brutal strong-arm, the terrorist army, of the Somoza dictatorship.
A civic militia or police force created in Paris in July 1793, made up of richer citizens. After the Royalist uprising of Vendémiaire, (1795) it was suppressed.
The National Guard serves in both a state and federal capacity. Governors may call upon Soldiers and Airmen to assist in community support, disaster relief and other local emergencies. During national emergencies, these same units are called upon to support their active counterparts in the Army and Air Force.