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A dozen National Guard troops were removed from inauguration duty according to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

The removals were part of the security vetting process initiated, in part, to ensure troops securing the inauguration do not have ties to extremist groups.


CNN reported two of the 12 were flagged due to “inappropriate” comments and texts. The others were removed for questionable behavior found in the vetting process.

The additional vetting is being done desipte the fact that Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said there is “no intelligence indicating an insider threat” to the inauguration.

Author: Jacob Hall


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