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Pentagon didn't expect Trump to deploy more troops after Esper call - 2020-06-03

F88.png Pentagon didn't expect Trump to deploy more troops after Esper call June 3, 2020, Mia Jankowicz, Business Insider

Defense Secretary Mark Esper's remarks urging governors to "dominate the battlespace" amid the George Floyd protests were meant only as a show of support to the president, Pentagon officials told The Daily Beast.

President Donald Trump has said he's considering invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807 to try to quell violent protests. At least 17,000 National Guard troops are already deployed nationwide.

He is also talking about using tanks on the streets.

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