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Army To Investigate Low-Flying Helos Scattering DC Protestors

Monday night’s D.C. protests saw something nearly unprecedented. Starting after around 10 p.m. ET on Monday evening, protestors were treated to thumping helicopter engines, deafening noise and violent downwash from rotors spinning on military choppers hovering low over the crowds. Now, the military is investigating the episode. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed at a Wednesday press conference that it was a national guard helicopter that “hovered low” above the protestors. “I directed ...
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Zuckerberg won’t budge on violent Trump posts despite employee protests

“When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” So tweeted Donald Trump on May 29, in response to nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd — an incitement to violence by the ostensible leader of the United States. ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank y...
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Active-Duty Troops Begin To Pull Out Of DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The officials said that about 200 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s immediate response force will be the first to leave on Wednesday, returning to their base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The remainder of th...
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Esper Abruptly Reverses Decision To Send Home Active-Duty Troops Deployed Around DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal came after Esper attended a meeting at the White House, and after other internal Pentagon discussions. It is unclear if Esper met w...
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Active-Duty Troops Deployed To DC Begin To Return To Home Bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The officials said that about 200 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s immediate response force will be the first to leave on Wednesday, returning to their base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The remainder of th...
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Trump Privately Backs Off From Sending Troops Into States Amid Unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — After threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing off, with White House officials saying the response to demonstrations across the country indicated that local governments should be able to restore order themselves. The shift came as protests in Washington and other cities over police brutality against minorities proceeded Tuesday with relative calm, a striking contrast to the harsh crackdowns...
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Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: 'I Cannot Remain Silent'

“I Cannot Remain Silent,” former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen writes in an Atlantic op-ed today, “Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” Excerpt: It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church. I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's lea...
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