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The military is supposed to stay out of politics, but it keeps getting dragged in | Military Times
By School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU - Defense Writers Group Breakfast with Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78300447

The military is supposed to stay out of politics, but it keeps getting dragged in | Military Times

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters despite his efforts of keeping the military out of political issues, it is hard when they are brought out to de-escalate protests and protect President Donald Trump after protests broke out over the killing of George Floyd. Despite troops being called down to the forefront of protests, Esper still believes they are not needed. “The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,” Esper said. “We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.”

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/06/04/the-military-is-supposed-to-stay-out-of-politics-but-it-keeps-getting-dragged-in/

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