National Guard in D.C. Until March

They have responded to local and federal agency requests to be there.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced that the National Guard troops deployed to Washington, D.C., after the events of January 6th will remain until the middle of March. 

“The plan right now is to end this mission in the capital region by the middle of March. That’s still the plan. That’s what we’ve sort of resourced ourselves out to,” Kirby said. “We’re obviously constantly in touch with the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, and D.C. officials about the need, about the requirement, and we’re always evaluating it.”

“Look, there were some internal discussions about hypothetical, potential future operations,” said the Pentagon press secretary in an interview regarding reports in which officials discussed the possibility of troops staying in the area into the fall. “The Pentagon is a planning organization, that’s what we do. We plan for all kinds of contingencies that actually don’t ever happen.”

Over 5,000 National Guard troops have been in the nation’s capital city since January 13, a week after the problems at the Capitol building and a week prior to the inauguration of President Biden.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the more than 5,000 National Guard troops at the capital, away from families and jobs.
  • For officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service, along with the Capitol Police, and members of Congress who have directed the troops to remain.
  • For peace to return to Washington, D.C.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News, Fox News


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