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On Monday, the National Guard deployed 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen from the 126th Combat Support Battalion to keep the Boston Marathon race route clear for more than 26,000 runners, according to the U.S. Army website.
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
reply to post by dkman222
They're National Guardsmen, they don't need to have a base to go from.
They are average American Joes like you and me. We are not talking about Federal ordered Active duty soldiers here.
They do this kind of thing all of the time for major events, better safe than sorry if you have thousands if not millions of people concentrated in an exposed location
where a dirty bomb from some radical group bent on bloodshed could set one off.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
reply to post by spec_ops_wannabe
You are right. It is a sad statement though that the current war has screwed up foreign relations so badly that we need military policing for spectator sports. If only we could find a portal and go back to 2000......