By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Related Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The price of deploying about 26,000 Nationwide Guard troops to safe the U.S. Capitol within the wake of the lethal Jan. 6 riot is sort of $500 million, U.S. navy officers mentioned Thursday.
The deployment introduced troops in from all 50 states and 4 territories as legislation enforcement businesses tried to lock down the Capitol for the inauguration of the President Joe Biden. 1000’s of Guard members poured into the nation’s capital and had been stationed throughout town to dam site visitors and defend lawmakers and landmarks.
Officers mentioned the practically $500 million contains the prices of transporting Guard troops from their states to Washington, their salaries and advantages, in addition to housing and different necessities. The officers weren’t approved to publicly focus on inside figures and spoke on situation of anonymity.
As a result of the troops had been activated by the federal authorities for greater than 30 days, their well being advantages are additionally coated, including to the worth of the deployment.
Officers say the cash is predicted to cowl the prices of the Guard by means of mid-March, when the troops are anticipated to go away. Between 5,000 and seven,000 troops are scheduled to remain in Washington by means of March 14.
The Division of Homeland Safety has issued a terrorism bulletin warning about doable extra violence.
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