Tag Archives: National Guard

DC Requests National Guard Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

CNN reports: The Army is preparing to approve a request for DC National Guard forces to deploy as soon as Monday night if there is unrest in the wake of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, according to a US defense official. The move comes amid nationwide tensions after recent police killings of Americans of color and as cities …

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PA National Guard Activated Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia officials and community leaders Friday outlined plans for increased emergency operations and law enforcement staffing, while Gov. Tom Wolf activated more than 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard members to the city in preparation for any potential unrest following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. At the request of the city, Wolf signed a proclamation …

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Man Holds National Guard Vaccine Caravan At Gunpoint After Multiple Attempts To Run Them All Off The Road

Lubbock’s NBC News affiliate reports: An Arizona man has been arrested after he cut off and held at gunpoint a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines to Matador, Texas around 7 a.m. this morning, according to Idalou Police. Larry Harris, of Willcox, Arizona, is accused of following three National Guardsmen vans from Love’s Travel Station on East Regis Street …

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Task Force: DC Needs Permanent National Guard Force

Military.com reports: A task force charged with making recommendations to boost congressional security after a deadly Jan. 6 pro-Trump mob assault on Capitol Hill has proposed establishing a permanent military presence ready to go at a moment’s notice in Washington, D.C. The security review, led by retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who ran military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, …

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National Guard General: Pentagon Waited Over Three Hours To Approve Sending Troops To Capitol [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Senior Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve sending National Guard troops to the Capitol as it was being violently breached on Jan. 6, even as troops were loaded on buses and ready to go, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard testified Wednesday. William Walker told senators that senior Pentagon leaders did not approve …

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National Guard Braces Over QAnon March 4th Threats

Salon reports: Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops are expected to stay in Washington for at least another three weeks amid concerns over potential violence from QAnon adherents, some of whom believe former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated on March 4. The Trump Organization appears to have taken notice of the chatter too. The Trump International Hotel in Washington has …

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National Guard To Remain In DC Through March 31st

Politico reports: The deployment for the entire D.C. National Guard has been extended until March 31 in anticipation of “civil disturbance” throughout the nation’s capital, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO on Tuesday. The extended deployment was confirmed by a National Guard spokesperson. The new orders suggest that law enforcement agencies in the nation’s capital are preparing for potential …

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200 National Guard Members In DC Test COVID+

The Wall Street Journal reports: Nearly 200 members of the National Guard deployed to Washington in the days leading up to Wednesday’s presidential inauguration have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and some officials fear cramped rest and working quarters contributed to the spread, defense officials said. Approximately 26,000 Guard members from all 50 states, three territories and the District …

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Two National Guard Members Removed For Militia Ties

The Associated Press reports: Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias. No plot against Biden was found. The Army official and …

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TX Gov Rages About “Disrespectful” Vetting Of Troops

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is not happy the Department of Defense and FBI are vetting the more than 1,000 Texas National Guard members sent to Washington, DC to help secure the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Gov. Abbott called the guard members, “disrespected,” and said he may never send them to DC …

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FBI: QAnon Followers Plotting To Infiltrate DC Troops

The Washington Post reports: The FBI privately warned law enforcement agencies Monday that far-right extremists have discussed posing as National Guard members in Washington and others have reviewed maps of vulnerable spots in the city — signs of potential efforts to disrupt Wednesday’s inauguration, according to an intelligence report obtained by The Washington Post. The document, a summary of threats …

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Troops Assigned To DC “Pre-Screened For Extremism”

From the military site Defense One: The roughly 25,000 National Guardsmen deployed to the U.S. capital to ensure President-elect Joe Biden is able to be sworn in peacefully went through an additional background check to weed out any whiff of domestic extremism. “For this deployment everybody is screened additionally, but it’s more of a reassurance, because we do everything we …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Activates National Guard

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard Friday night in response to possible protests this weekend at the state capitol. In an executive order, he directed the Guard’s commanding officers to coordinate with state and local enforcement to maintain peace in the state through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20. “Governor DeSantis …

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DC National Guard Presence Raised Again: Up To 25K

The Hill reports: As many as 25,000 National Guard troops will be in Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the Army confirmed on Friday. The Defense Department authorized up to 25,000 service members — an increase of 5,000 from numbers confirmed earlier this week — to support the “federal law enforcement mission and security preparations” in the …

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Ingraham Questions Need For Troops In DC [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: After resisting Trump’s calls for the National Guard last summer, the left is now fine with militarizing every aspect of the people’s house. Fox News reporting that officials will increase the numbers of National Guard members who will be deployed in Washington during the presidential inauguration from 15,000 to 20,000 on Wednesday, about three times …

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National Guard Presence In DC Upped To 20,000

The Washington Post reports: Another 5,000 members of the National Guard have been authorized to support Inauguration Day security in Washington, D.C., city officials said Wednesday, increasing the total to at least 20,000 in a rapidly swelling security apparatus focused on the Capitol. “I think you can except to see somewhere upwards beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that …

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More Troops Are Assigned To Protect Inauguration Than Currently Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan Combined

The Insider reports: The US military will have a larger footprint in the nation’s capital by this weekend than the total number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. There will be at least 10,000 National Guard troops in Washington, DC, by Saturday to bump up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration. Comparatively, as of January 15 …

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Pentagon Okays Up To 15K Troops for Inauguration

The Wall Street Journal reports: The National Guard will increase the number of troops in Washington, D.C., to at least 10,000 by Saturday to bolster security in advance of next week’s presidential inauguration, the Guard’s top officer said. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, who is in charge of the National Guard Bureau, said in a press briefing Monday that the troop …

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6200 Troops Arrive To Protect Biden Inauguration

The Military Times reports: Troops from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia joined those from D.C. Leaving their homes and jobs, the Guard troops are here, three days after two Air Force veterans were killed and three others died in an attempted insurrection. They are here to help ensure it does not happen again. “I never thought I would see …

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Pentagon Limited National Guard Ahead Of Riot

The Washington Post reports: In memos issued Monday and Tuesday in response to a request from the D.C. mayor, the Pentagon prohibited the District’s guardsmen from receiving ammunition or riot gear, interacting with protesters unless necessary for self-defense, sharing equipment with local law enforcement, or using Guard surveillance and air assets without the defense secretary’s explicit sign-off, according to officials …

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