Looks like DC is going to remain an occupied zone.
National Guard Plans to Ask Thousands of Troops to Remain in DC Until Mid-March
While the inauguration took place peacefully, the Guard is still supporting requests from the U.S. Secret Service and federal law enforcement. Guard officials said Thursday that approximately 7,000 troops would likely remain in D.C. through the end of January.
As of Friday, the plan is to have up to 7,000 troops remain in D.C. through March 12, but those details are still in the planning stages, a National Guard official told Military.com.
Any Guard members who stay past the original 31-day mobilization order will be on a volunteer basis, and their orders will be modified for the new time frame, Nahaku McFadden, a spokesman for the Guard Bureau, told Military.com.
Given the treatment they’ve gotten — and the of support from chain-of-command — it’ll be interesting to see how many “volunteers” they get.
If any readers are in this deployment, or if you’re in contact with any of them, let me know if it’s “volunteer, or get volunteered. I’d also be interested in hearing first hand reports regarding food, housing, et cetera.
“Et cetera” would include any rumors about why TPTB think they need a mil occupation force.
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