National Guard troops expect to leave U.S. Capitol next week – officials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon does not expect another request to extend National Guard troops in Washington who are helping to protect the U.S. Capitol, two officials said on Wednesday, with the current mission for the roughly 2,000 personnel expiring on Sunday. Since the Jan. 6 attack on the seat of the U.S. Congress by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, National Guard troops have been dispatched to the grounds and some fencing had been erected to extend the security perimeter. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said no extension request had been received and…

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