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Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 04, 2020 04:25PM
Hopefully, he will fulfill his Constitutional obligations when appointed the Assistant Special Envoy to Mick Mulvaney in Northern Ireland.
This gets more screwed up by the minute.

Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal
[thehill.com]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is sending hundreds of active duty soldiers who had been on standby in the Washington, D.C. area back to their home base after reversing course on such a decision the day before.

A senior defense official confirmed to The Hill that the Pentagon “made the decision to return members of some of the active duty units in the capital region to their home base.”

The official added that military leaders “are continuously monitoring this dynamic situation,” and that the return of the remainder of the active duty service members will be “conditions-based.”

The troops — reported by numerous outlets as from the 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C. — are part of the roughly 1,600 U.S. forces brought to the D.C. area but never used to respond to civil unrest that came with protests over the Minneapolis police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, last week.

This marks the second time in as many days that Esper has ordered the troops home. On Wednesday morning, the Pentagon chief instructed forces to return home but changed his command later that day following a White House meeting, asking them to “to remain on alert” in the region for an additional 24 hours.
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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: hal
Date: June 04, 2020 06:10PM
it was obvious that being the Law & Order President wasn't working very well. The church walk was the dumbest things any president has ever done - the press from the last couple of days has been MURDER. Look for a new game plan in the next day or two.
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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 04, 2020 06:31PM
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hal
it was obvious that being the Law & Order President wasn't working very well. The church walk was the dumbest things any president has ever done - the press from the last couple of days has been MURDER. Look for a new game plan in the next day or two.

Maybe he'll decide that talking about the virus deaths toll again is an improvement from where he is now.
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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 04, 2020 06:44PM
The last few months, as ugly and sad as they are, was probably what was needed in terms of sinking Donald's ship and his crew of rats. To see them in action is to truly understand just how ill-suited they are for leading the country anywhere besides hell.
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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: hal
Date: June 04, 2020 06:47PM
What has Trump done every time he gets in trouble? HE MAKES A DEAL to release a prisoner! Then brings him to the Oval for a photo OP.

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released after deal with Tehran
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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 04, 2020 06:54PM
If nothing else, I hope this has opened the eyes of the "both parties are exactly alike so it doesn't matter which one wins" people.



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Re: Another Switcheroo! 'Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal'
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 05, 2020 10:55AM
And then there's this:

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Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary

[A]s of right now, Secretary Esper is still Secretary Esper. And should the president lose faith, we will all learn about that in the future.

Tick-tock, tick-tock...



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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