In another announcement of the war on its citizens, the Biden administration announced that the National Guard presence in DC has been extended again. It was just yesterday that the guard was going to be down to “only” 5,000 troops by mid-March.
This time, the Army has announced that the deployment will be through the end of March, and the new orders will not be voluntary, despite the fact that it was announced earlier this week that it would be.
The new order covers all members of the D.C. National Guard’s 74th Troop command at the rank of captain and below, aviation entities at sergeant first class and below, and the D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Wing, which encompasses all mission support and medical staff. There are about 3,400 members of the D.C. National Guard. In addition to the D.C. Guard, troops from Maryland have been ordered to remain on duty through at least March 15.
“Due to threats around the impeachment and just generally, given what’s happened, and the fact that we don’t have a reset for the security apparatus around the Capitol building. We are in the process of figuring that out. How can we learn everything we need to learn to reset the posture on Capitol Hill? We’re not going to let the National Guard go home, or we’re not going to create an unsafe environment for the country’s business, until we have that figured out. I don’t think it will take super long to figure that out, get the best practices, get the investments that we need to make.”