National Guard Troops Drawing Down from D.C.

Defense Secretary okays smaller support force for two more months.

As the concerns of protests and potential civil unrest in Washington, D.C. continue to decrease, many National Guard troops deployed to Capitol Hill are returning to their respective states.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the reduction of the support force is close to 50 percent. However, Defense Secretary Austin has approved the extended deployment of 2,300 National Guard through May 23rd at the request of the U.S. Capitol Police.

“We are currently in a state of transition with members of various states coming and going from the area,” stated D.C. National Guard Major Aaron Thacker. “We are scheduled to be fully transitioned by March 23.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude for the service of the National Guard and for the peace in the District of Columbia that allows many troops to return home.
  • For the National Guard leadership and the state governors who deploy the civilian troops.
  • For God to accomplish His will through U.S. government officials.

Sources: AP, NPR


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