Operation Garden Plot refers to a general United States Army and National Guard plan designed to respond to major domestic civil disturbances within the U.S.
The Operation Garden Plot was developed in response to the civil disorders of the 1960s. The plan is under the control of the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). Main function of the plan is to provide federal military and law enforcement assistance to local governments during times of major civil disturbances. The acts include formulation of legitimizing doctrine, the training in the tactics and techniques of civil disturbance suppression, and the use of non-lethal weaponry.