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More active-duty troops leaving D.C., others remain on alert

28 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation's capitol have been given orders to leave Washington after a fourth day of largely peaceful protests, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials said Friday.
But a number of other active-duty soldiers remain on alert in the region, prepared to respond if needed.
The decision to send the troops home comes as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has repeatedly complained about the growing contingent of National Guard troops in the city to help handle the protests,and has opposed any...
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Esper orders all remaining active-duty troops home from D.C. area

Esper orders all remaining active-duty troops home from D.C. area

28 days ago   |   By Politico

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday ordered home the remainder of the 1,600 active-duty troops brought to the national capital region to respond to protests, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters at the Pentagon.
The news comes after Esper on Thursday sent home a portion of those troops, several hundred soldiers from the Army's 82nd airborne division.
The decision was made to draw down forces after days of peaceful protests and because the District of Columbia now has a sufficient number of National Guardsmen to aid local law enforcement in keeping violence in check, McCarthy...
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Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave Washington area

28 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to their home bases, a U.S. official told Reuters.
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