The Pentagon has told Washington D.C.’s National Guard and guardsmen from other states – like these soldiers from Utah – who have are in the nation’s capital not to use guns or ammunition
The Pentagon has told Washington D.C.’s National Guard and guardsmen from other states who are in the nation’s capital not to use guns or ammunition.
The order came from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and made without consulting the White House, The Washington Post reported, and it’s seen as a sign of de-escalation of the federal response to protests that sprung up in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Trump has pushed for a strong militarized show of force, calling himself the ‘law and order president,’ and earning him criticism from several retired military generals, including his former chief of staff John Kelly and former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
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SOURCE: Mail Online