Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into Washington region

  • Wednesday 03, June 2020 06:10 AM
  • Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into Washington region
Sharjah24 – Reuters: The Pentagon has moved about 1,600 U.S. Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, after several nights of violent protests in the city.
"Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, D.C.," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement.

He said the troops were on "heightened alert status" but "are not participating in defense support to civil authority operations."