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Thousands of National Guard Troops Will Remain in D.C. Through Mid-March


CBS NEWS - At least 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington, D.C., through mid-March, according to a statement provided to CBS News. Troops from across the country have been staying in the capital city since January 13, a week after insurgents overran the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attack.



"As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March," the statement reads. "We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics and safety support to state district and federal agencies."


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