Category Archives: Capitol

Capitol needs a permanent Guard team in case of security emergencies, report says

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The task force charged with reviewing Capitol Hill security in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress has proposed among its reforms launching a permanent military police battalion staffed by rotating Guard and reserve troops to help provide “quick reaction” support in case of future violence. “Our national capital is a prominent […]

Capitol Police: We didn’t order National Guard troops to move to parking garage

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National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. The day after National Guard troops were ordered to move out of […]

Capitol Police: We didn’t order National Guard troops to move to parking garage

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National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. The day after National Guard troops were ordered to move out of […]

Capitol Police: We didn’t order National Guard troops to move to parking garage

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National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. The day after National Guard troops were ordered to move out of […]

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” […]

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” […]

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” […]

Capitol riot was attack on ‘our constitutional democracy,’ Army leadership says

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The Army’s ranking civilian leader, officer and enlisted soldier signed a statement Wednesday condemning the breach of the U.S. Capitol last week as an attack on the democratic process and warned soldiers that the military has no role in determining the outcomes of elections. The statement, sent over social media by Army Chief of Staff […]

Capitol in chaos: what the national security community needs to know

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WASHINGTON — Washington was plunged into chaos Wednesday, as a pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden as the next president. As a result, thousands of national guardsmen are moving towards D.C., while lawmakers are calling for Trump to be impeached or removed from office under […]