Biden White House plans to keep troop deployment in D.C. through end of year

Biden White House plans to keep troop deployment in D.C. through end of year
National Guard troops deploy in Washington, January 2021. Fox News video

[Ed. – They’ve got a point. You never know when the same white supremacists who stormed the Capitol might return for a second insurrection. Back in the real world, BLM rioters set up barriers on a New York City street to prevent traffic from flowing. No need to send troops there.]

The Biden National Security Council is planning on having National Guard troops continue to occupy the nation’s capital through the end of the year, according to a report by WTTG-TV Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. Additionally, active duty and reserve troops are being considered for deployment.

WTTG excerpt:

The National Security Council is asking the Department of Defense to engage Capitol Police on planning for post-March 12th support, according to the e-mail.

…Robert Salesses who began Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security on January 20, 202, wrote in the e-mail:

“If it’s not possible to sustain at the current level with NG personnel, we need to establish the number of NG personnel (DCNG and out-of-state) we can sustain for an extended period – at least through Fall 2021 – and understand additional options for providing DoD support, to include use of reserve personnel, as well as active component.”

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