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Minnesota National Guard Sends 850 Troops To Washington D.C

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WASHINGTON - By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation's capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states.
Military leaders spent chunks of Thursday evening and Friday calling states in an unprecedented appeal for more National Guard troops to help lock down much of the city in the days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. In dribs and drabs, governors responded, some agreeing to...
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Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

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Five hundred members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard mustered at the Melrose armory and rolled out to protect the nation's capital, joining the flood of troops heading to Washington, D.C., to ensure violence doesn't overwhelm the days around President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe sent the 500 Guard members off with some words of encouragement Saturday morning at the Melrose National Guard Armory, telling the soldiers that they're appreciated after a long years in which the Guard has delivered equipment during the pandemic, helped keep the peace in...
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