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Esper orders hundreds of troops from 82nd Airborne home from D.C. area

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Esper orders hundreds of troops home

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered home several hundred active-duty troops from the 82nd Airborne Division who were brought to the national capital region to respond to protests if needed, a defense official told POLITICO.

This is the second time this week Esper has ordered the troops to head home. Earlier this week, Esper put multiple active-duty Army units on alert in the D.C. area as a "prudent planning measure" to support local law enforcement dealing with civil unrest. He initially ordered them home on Wednesday, but reversed course later in the day and planned to keep them in the area for another 24 hours.

The units — a total of 1,600 troops — include an infantry battalion assigned to the Army’s Immediate Response Force and the 16th Military Police Brigade headquarters based at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 91st Military Police Battalion from Fort Drum, N.Y.


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