Now it appears that the Governor of North Carolina has announced 100 more NG troops will be sent to Washington, DC:
All 300 guard members — serving in military police, engineering and armored brigade units based in Asheville, Clinton and Raeford — should be in place by Monday,
Now the Armored Brigade in Clinton, NC is the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team. This is a heavy brigade with recent combat experience. So does this mean that they are bringing ARMOR? Or are they simply looking for warm bodies? The Clinton unit is the HHC, so I am not sure.
The unit from Asheville is the 105th Military Police Battalion and the one from Raeford is the 105th Engineer Battalion.
Connecticut is sending 200 more. It looks to be a medical unit.
The deployments include “equipment and supplies” as well as personnel, including ambulances, the governor’s office said.
Pennsylvania is sending another 1,000 to join the 1,000 members of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team already there. No word on which unit this addition is from.
As of 21:50, New York is adding another 250. I don’t even know how many there are any more.
Closer to (my) home, Governor Desantis activated an unspecified number of National Guard troops for duty inside of the State of Florida.
Another interesting thing was this bit on rules of engagement for those units deployed in Washington, DC:
I know for instance that there is a detail of National Guard Bureau personnel up at the United States Capitol. They are complying with, and will comport with, the United States Capitol police’s use of force model.
I wouldn’t bet on that. Remember that almost none of these troops have ever deployed or seen combat. What do panicked, inexperienced people armed with automatic weapons do when they are scared and getting overrun?