The National Guard will deploy 10,000 troops to increase the security in advance of next week presidential inauguration. The head of National guard said an additional 5,000 could be asked from other states if necessary.
Why Was the Security Compromised at the Capitol?
When reporters asked repeated questions about why these Guards weren’t brought in more quickly to control the U.S. Capitol riots which happened last Wednesday, on this, the guards official just said, “we responded as quickly as we could. But the situation spiralled out of control. And the Capitol police also repeatedly turned down each offer of help in the days before the protests.”
Before the violence, only 340 National guards were appointed, and nobody was posted outside the Capitol. Rather, most of them were designated to control traffic in other parts of the city. As neither the Capitol Police and the Pentagon made an emergency plan at the home of Congress.