2012 GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT
PART M - OFFENSES INVOLVING NATIONAL DEFENSE AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 633).
(a) Base Offense Level:
(1) 43, if the conduct is tantamount to waging war against the United States;
(2) the offense level applicable to the most analogous offense, otherwise.
Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 2381.
Background: Treason is a rarely prosecuted offense that could encompass a relatively broad range of conduct, including many of the more specific offenses in this Part. The guideline contemplates imposition of the maximum penalty in the most serious cases, with reference made to the most analogous offense guideline in lesser cases.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987.