Pentagon Attracts US National Guard For Law Enforcement in Washington

10 months ago

About 400 US National Guard troops will help police in the US capital maintain law and order in the city, in particular, guard the monuments, the Pentagon said in a statement

“On June 23, at the request of the Minister of the Interior and with the approval of the Minister of Defense, the Minister of the Army (Ground Forces) sent about 400 troops to the National Guard of the District of Columbia to support the Park Police in stopping civil unrest and ensuring security in the district,” the text of the document cites TASS.

The Pentagon explained that the US National Guard will “support the park police in the area of ​​key monuments to prevent harm and their destruction.” The ministry said that so far “not a single member of the military has been sent to the actual location of the monument to provide support.”

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