• Esper Says No Military for Protests as Standby Troops Leave

    1 month ago - By Who TV

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests, tamping down threats from President Donald Trump, who had warned states he was willing to send troops to “dominate” the streets.
    Less than 48 hours after the president threatened to use the Insurrection Act of 1807 to contain protests if governors were not able to get a handle on unrest, Esper said it should be invoked in the United States “only in the most urgent and dire of situations.” He declared, “We are not in one of those situations...
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  • Trump Rips Media, Mobs Amid Rising Criticism of Deploying Military

    Trump Rips Media, Mobs Amid Rising Criticism of Deploying Military

    1 month ago - By FOX News Radio

    Howie Kurtz on Secretary of Defense Mark Esper breaking from the president on using the military against protesters, the continuing backlash of dispersing a peaceful protest crowd near a DC church and is covering the protests non-stop making them worse?
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