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DOD, FBI Vetting National Guard Members in DC: Pentagon Chief

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DOD, FBI Vetting National Guard Members in DC: Pentagon Chief

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Pentagon chief Christopher C. Miller confirmed that National Guard members who are stationed in D.C. will see expanded vetting by the Department of Defense and FBI ahead of Inauguration Day. “While we have no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the capital,” Miller, the acting Department of Defense (DOD) secretary, said in a statement on Monday. He noted that it’s a “normal” process for the DOD to “vet National Guardsmen who are in Washington, D.C.” “This type of vetting often takes place by law enforcement for significant security events. However, in this case, the scope of military participation is unique. The D.C. National Guard is also providing additional training to service members as they arrive in D.C. that if they see or hear something that is not appropriate, they should report it to their chain of command,” Miller remarked. There were reports over …

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