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  • Governor Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 National Guard Troops To Atlanta

    07/06/2020 1:48:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 07/06/20 | WSB Staff
    ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and authorizing the call up of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in Georgia. The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the state capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governor’s mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center. The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta. “Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are...
  • Army's First Woman Green Beret Set to Graduate

    06/27/2020 5:25:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 27, 2020 | Cathy Burke
    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., made the announcement in a statement, calling the woman's graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course "an important and hard-earned milestone." "This achievement is a testament to this soldier's individual strength, courage and commitment, and also an important institutional milestone for U.S. Special Operations Command as it embraces the cultural change that will continue to make it the most successful and elite Special Operations Force in the world," Stefanik said. . . . In mid-June, the National Guard soldier finished the final requirement by making it through a culminating field exercise that drops candidates into a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Isn’t Sending National Guard To Seattle — ‘I Think It’s Great Sitting Back And Watching This Catastrophe’

    06/21/2020 12:39:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 259 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 20 Jun 20 | Christian Datoc
    President Donald Trump isn’t planning on imminently sending federal assets to reclaim the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle, Wash. despite repeatedly threatening to do so, he told the Daily Caller in an exclusive Oval Office interview. Trump spoke with the Caller for more than an hour Friday evening on a variety of issues, including racial inequality, coronavirus, advertising boycotts, John Bolton, China, and the 2020 election. In recent days, Trump has urged Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to deploy National Guard troops to retake CHAZ and said that he himself “will take care of it” if Inslee fails to act....
  • 2 SC National Guardsmen found glass baked into pizza they ordered while on DC deployment

    06/11/2020 4:07:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 6/10/2020 | Thomas Novelly
    The soldiers were staying at the Marriott Marquis Hotel during their mission to the nation’s capital when they decided to order a pizza from a nearby establishment using Uber Eats, according to a Department of Defense report shared with The Post and Courier. When they opened the pizza, they found shards of glass baked into the dough and cheese. They didn’t eat the pizza and no one was injured, according to the report. No other Guardsmen experienced a similar problem. “The command says that the soldiers are OK, and that this was the only incident to their knowledge,” said Capt....
  • Let Seattle stew in its own excrement; The National Guard has better things to do than save Seattle from itself.

    06/11/2020 5:50:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/11/2020 | Earick Ward
    The news out of Seattle is that Antifa has captured a seven-block area in central Seattle that they've dubbed the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ for short. Given the protests (read: riots) across the country over the past two weeks and the feckless (at best) handling of said riots by leftist mayors and governors, that Seattle permitted this to occur is not surprising. Seattle's Mayor, Jenny Durkan all-but encouraged the takeover of her city when she proclaimed: Keeping demonstrations peaceful must be a joint effort between our community members and law enforcement.  I am hopeful that tonight, with these operational changes, our...
  • National Guard Members Who Responded to DC Riots Test Positive for Coronavirus

    06/09/2020 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 9, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Multiple members of the National Guard who responded to the DC riots have now tested positive for coronavirus. There were 1,300 D.C. National Guard members called in to contain the riots that destroyed large portions of the city. Politicians and pundits were quick to attack shutdown protesters for endangering people during a pandemic, while promoting, endorsing, and encouraging the race riots of George Floyd’s death. Speaking to McClatchy, a spokeswoman for the National Guard confirmed there are now multiple confirmed cases, but did not specify how many. “We can confirm that we have had COVID-19 positive tests with the DCNG,”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s National Guard ‘Surge’ Allowed George Floyd Protesters To ‘Demonstrate Safely,’ White House Says

    06/08/2020 11:13:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08 Jun 2020 | Christian Datoc
    Trump administration officials told the Daily Caller that President Donald Trump’s deployment of the National Guard in Washington, D.C. ensured that the protests in the nation’s capital over the weekend of June 6 and 7 were dramatically more peaceful than those that took place the weekend prior. Senior White House officials told the Daily Caller that the protests, in both the District and cities across the country, didn’t “spontaneously” turn peaceful overnight and attributed the “decisive” deescalation to coordination between local law enforcement and National Guard troops....
  • National Guard to Begin Leaving California Cities

    06/07/2020 8:42:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    usnews.com ^ | June 7, 2020 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER & DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — National Guard troops will be pulled out of California cities where they have been deployed for a week after rampant violence and thievery marred the first days of protests over the death of George Floyd, officials announced Sunday.     The announcement came as peaceful demonstrations again popped up across the state, including a massive march through Hollywood, one on horseback in Compton and two that catered to children in the San Francisco Bay Area, as protesters continue to call for police reforms. “After nearly a week assisting civil authorities on the streets of California,...
  • CNN Caught Faking It Again – White House Official Disputes Latest #FakeNews on Trump Calling Active Duty Military to DC

    06/07/2020 11:51:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/07/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The mainstream media is not only posting biased news these days they’re posted complete lies. These leftist hacks will say anything to hurt Trump.CNN reported on Saturday the President Trump wanted to call up 10,000 active duty troops to quell the violent leftist rioting, looting and arson on the streets of Washington DC. Leftist protesters rioted, looted and torched the historic St. John’s Church in Washington DC last week. This is FALSE. I was in the mtg. @realDonaldTrump very clearly directed DOD to surge the National Guard – not active duty- after nights of vandalism & arson in DC....
  • Just moments ago, here in DC. Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team swear in as temporary U.S. Marshal...

    06/06/2020 6:07:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    Just moments ago, here in DC. Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team swear in as temporary U.S. Marshals in support of citizens at the Nation’s Capital.
  • D.C. Mayor Bowser's Letters to Governors of Ohio and New Jersey Requesting they remove their "unwanted" National Guard troops from her city [June 5,2020]

    06/06/2020 3:54:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 5, 2020 | Mayor Muriel Bowser
    3:44 PM · Jun 5, 2020·   [ransomnote: Twitter Link to New Jersey Tweet and Letter] Twitter link to Ohio Tweet and Letter    
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets

    06/06/2020 3:32:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 129 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 6, 2020 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday ordered National Guard troops in Washington, DC, to disarm and wear soft caps instead of helmets, an official told Breitbart News on Friday afternoon. The official said the president told Attorney General Bill Barr that he wanted the National Guard to be armed so that they could protect themselves from rioters and looters coming in to the city, but Esper on his own told the D.C. National Guard leadership to take the weapons of National Guardsmen who were coming in from other states.“He’s not really on board with what the president is trying to do,”...
  • Troops line up outside the fenced-in White House as protesters begin to arrive in D.C. for George Floyd march that is set to attract one million people

    06/06/2020 9:31:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 225 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2020 | Frances Mulraney and Andrew Court
    The nation's capital braced itself with members of the National Guard guarding famous landmarks and patrolling a new pedestrian-only demonstration area as streets were closed off. The White House remained a fortress, with black fences between seven and nine feet high erected around its perimeter cutting off protesters, as D.C.'s mayor formally renamed the street outside 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'. Streets were shut in downtown from 6am as the first of the dozens of demonstrations organized for the day began and the city's metro system announced it was reopening cars closed due to coronavirus to boost rider capacity.
  • National Guard in Washington D.C. are told NOT to carry guns or ammunition by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as he orders all active-duty troops out of the capital

    06/05/2020 10:31:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER and REUTERS
    The Pentagon has told Washington D.C.'s National Guard and guardsmen from other states who have are in the nation’s capital not to use guns or ammunition. The order came from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and made without consulting the White House, The Washington Post reported, and it's seen as a sign of de-escalation of the federal response to protests that sprung up in the wake of George Floyd's death. Trump has pushed for a strong militarized show of force, calling himself the 'law and order president,' and earning him criticism from several retired military generals, including his former chief of...
  • Utah National Guard confirms they were kicked out of DC hotel, mayor claims budget issue

    06/05/2020 11:20:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 05 2020 | Caleb Parke
    The Utah National Guard confirmed Friday that 200 service members are being kicked out of hotels in the nation's capital as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser clashes with President Trump over the handling of the George Floyd protests in the city. Bowser, who wants all non-D.C. troops out of the city, blamed the National Guard relocation on a budget issue and said the city will not pay for the accommodations — amid days of protests over racial injustice, some of which have been violent. "Last night, we were informed that our service members would be relocated from their hotel rooms," the...
  • Washington DC Mayor Bowser Kicks Out Utah National Guard from ALL Washington DC Hotels [FREEPERS: 1 million "protesters" to Capitol This Weekend]

    06/05/2020 7:11:03 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 60 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 5, 2020 | Jim Hoft
     Washington DC Mayor Bowser announced on Thursday she was examining every legal question about the Presidents’ authority to send troops, even National Guard from other states, to the District of Columbia. Mayor Bowser said, “I have the authority and have not requested guard from any state.”The DC Mayor then later evicted ALL NATIONAL GUARD from any Washington DC hotel.On Sunday night leftists defaced the WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial and torched a 200-year-old church.One million protesters are expected in Washington DC this weekend. The Democrats are completely insane today.Click to view Twitter video: Mayor Bowser Kicks National Guard out...
  • GOP's Mike Lee blasts claim of DC plan to evict National Guard troops from city hotels

    06/05/2020 1:16:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    FOX ^ | 05 Jun 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says he's hearing that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to evict at least 1,200 National Guard troops from city hotels after she clashed with President Trump over the handling of George Floyd unrest in the city....
  • President Trump Prefers Using National Guard Over Military to Contain Unrest........

    06/04/2020 8:38:00 AM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 6/3/2020 | ALLEN ZHONG
    President Donald Trump indicated on Wednesday afternoon that he would prefer not to use military personnel to quell the unrest ....He made the remarks during an interview on Newsmax TV...“It depends. I don’t think we will have to,” he said. “We have very strong powers to do it. The National Guard is customary and we have a very powerful National Guard over 300,000 men and women, and we can do pretty much whatever we want,” he said.
  • Memorandum on Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery

    06/04/2020 9:22:22 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 2, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITYSUBJECT:       Providing Continued Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic RecoveryBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), and section 502 of title 32, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  It continues to be the policy of the United States to foster close cooperation and mutual...
  • De Santis says he's sending 500 National Guard troops to DC

    06/03/2020 11:07:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 03 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Florida Gov. Ron De Santis (R) said Wednesday that he’s sending 500 of his state’s National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., to aid in responding to protests. The governor made the announcement at a Universal Orlando Resort, which is set to open Friday. The extra 500 troops come after a relatively peaceful night of protests in Washington. In previous nights, law enforcement deployed pepper balls and rubber bullets while seeking to quell demonstrations in the city. Members of the D.C. National Guard have been spotted in several parts of the city amid the protests and incidents of looting in recent...