Defense Secretary Mark Esper raised concerns on a misconception of the public about mistakenly identifying federal agents wearing camo as military officials on domestic issues that happened during a protest in Portland, Orgon. A trending video with 10 million views captured a former Navy Seabee having his hand broken by federal officers. Esper’s concerns were raised as part of an after-action review currently evaluated at the National Guard’s response to protests in the wake of the May 25th killing of George Floyd. “I can say unequivocally there are no Department of Defense assets that are deployed to or are pending deployment or are looking to deploy to Portland at this time,” as said by chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman.
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