NBC: Defense secretary extends National Guard presence in D.C.
Nearly 2,300 Guard personnel will remain at the Capitol through much of the spring.
The secretary of Defense has approved a request to keep nearly 2,300 National Guard personnel at the U.S. Capitol through much of spring, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request from U.S. Capitol Police for continued Guard support through May 23, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The Guard presence will represent "a reduction of nearly 50 percent of the current support force," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in the statement.
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WNU Editor: It looks like the authorities believe the threat of an invasion of the Capital still exists.
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