You have to read carefully to see the truth, because it is buried in spin. In the Army spokesman’s own words:

The Guard has been asked to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with about 7,000 personnel. That presence will likely draw down to about 5,000 by mid-March, he said.

7,000 troops until mid-March. Sounds like 5,000 is a more or less permanent palace guard.

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