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Lord, bless the men and women serving in out National Guard and be near to their families during this time of incredible stress.

The task force charged with reviewing Capitol Hill security in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress has proposed among its reforms launching a permanent military police battalion staffed by rotating Guard and reserve troops to help provide “quick reaction” support in case of future violence.

“Our national capital is a prominent tourist destination, venue for many peaceful First Amendment activities, and a high-value target for foreign terrorists or domestic extremists,” the report states. “Yet it has no dedicated quick reaction force for response to crises.”

The security review — led by retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, best known for directing military relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — also calls for allowing leaders from the District of Columbia National Guard to respond directly to requests for help from Capitol Hill police, rather than wait for Defense Department approval. . . .

Hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump forced their way into the Capitol building on Jan. 6 in an attempt to disrupt certification of last November’s presidential election results. Five people died as a result of the violence, including Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick.

In the following weeks almost 26,000 National Guard troops were mobilized to provide security before and after the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Joe Biden. As of last week, about 5,200 remained on site. . . .

The report, compiled after six-weeks of investigation, found numerous shortcomings in the Capitol complex’s security situation, including insufficient law enforcement personnel to adequately protect the several hundred acres under their watch. . . .

On the issue of a National Guard quick reaction force, the report suggests creating one by “mobilizing military police from Guard elements across the United States on rotations of three to six months” or staffing it with “active Guard/Reserve troops who live in or near the city year-round.” . . .

District of Columbia Guard officials would be charged with leading the effort in either of those options. The report also suggests Congress could create its own, free-standing security force in lieu of a military team.

The security review team also recommends the Department of Homeland Security develop an overarching security plan for the entire national Capitol region, to better respond to any threats against government buildings in the area. . . .

House officials have said they will review the report in coming days to decide next steps for better securing Congress.

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(Excerpt from Military Times. Article by Leo Shane. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Lisa m.
March 10, 2021

Military Times is left wing,overtaken by corrupt radicals ( higher ups at penagon) .If the radical left needs bodyguards,they need to pay out of their pocket and bodyguards to be unarmed since the left wants to do away with the 2 ND amendment.The National Guard members need to go home,get back to their families,life’s and jobs.Lord we ask for the military to be depoliticized and for the evilness of the left be rendered useless,Amen

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Carri Cullinane
March 10, 2021

Isaiah 10:1 “What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws.” Lord, are you speaking to the conscience of those seated in authority in D.C.? Do they wake with night terrors? Lord, I pray that they redirect their unfounded fear of the American people to a healthy fear of You, our Lord. We know the fear (awesome respect) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. We pray for them to gain wisdom. We pray they will seek forgiveness for what they are doing and turn from unfair law making. Have mercy on them and change their hard, fearful hearts toward a Love of your people, love of Justice, Righteous and Goodness. You are the author of all these gifts that surpass anything we can imagine and they don’t carry a trillion dollar price tag. The price was paid by Jesus. THANK YOU JESUS. We stand together and we raise our Hallelujah! In Jesus name, Amen.

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Mcn
March 10, 2021

No one is really interested in going to DC as a “tourist” anymore. Why would they be? It is run by a corrupt mayor, corrupt council and the majority party is so corrupt and compromised that they make the mafia look like the good guys. Why go to try and admire the Lincoln memorial (which basically is one of the great monuments that reflects freedom for all races)… when we have a government in charge now that stole freedom from voters through election fraud of never before seen proportions. Someone like Lincoln would have used the military presence in DC to arrest those who performed that fraud. Now the party in charge doesn’t want that to happen. After all, they keep force feeding us the narrative that the election was legit and now we must move on!! You know what – God still is waiting for the right time to topple that lying narrative domino.
You don’t need a military force to guard DC (they already have capital police force) – unless those in charge are continually doing things that they are forcing against the will of the vast and overwhelming majority of the American people. Yes, that goes right to the heart of the matter. Many Politicians (in charge) in power continue to try and sell their lying narrative daily to people, then figure out that most people aren’t buying their lies – so they live in fear of people from all walks of life and many political parties “challenging and confronting them” in DC. Now they don’t want that on record, so they instead sell more lying narratives as to why troops must remain. That allows them to continue to force their agenda on Americans without being challenged. Pretty convenient, huh?
**Lord, you see all corruption. You see every lie and deception – every power hungry, greedy, self- serving person that is and was willingly a part of the corruption charade. We have many people who are trying to do something about it but unless you help them Lord, much of what they are doing may fall short. Help them, strengthen them and show regular everyday citizens how we can help. We desperately need You Lord to intervene on our behalf. Expose them daily Lord. Bring Your perfect justice Lord. Let them NOT get away with this. In Jesus name amen.

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    Susan CC
    March 10, 2021

    I so agree Mcn. Our Lord sees ALL, we desperately need Him to intervene, expose, give us victory, Amen!

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deborah
March 10, 2021

god does not consider evil doers plans

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    D Smith
    March 10, 2021

    God will ultimately uproot & overturn the plans of the wicked & uproot them out of the land, those who only seek to oppose Him. Holy Spirit let You convicting power fall on leaders in America & turn their hearts to You in repentance
    & away from evil. Lord, let You purpose & destiny for America rise above the intended evil. Let Your glorious Light shine! We offer thanksgiving, giving Glory to Your Mighty name for You hear our cry, You are our source of strength & life. Amen

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