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Army: Esper reverses plan to send active-duty troops home

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Pentagon chief mark esper has abruptly reversed an earlier decision to send some active duty troops home from the Washington DC region some thirteen hundred troops had been sent here as protests turned violent army secretary Ryan McCarthy tells the AP the Pentagon decided this morning to send home about two hundred of them hours later he was told Esporte reversed the decision after a visit to the White House it's unclear if esper topped with president trump while they're there is growing tension between the Pentagon and the White House about the military response to the protests this morning S. spread tamp down the president's threats to use active duty troops to dominate the streets the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort the card he says he thinks the shift on sending some home is to ensure there is enough capability on hand in case of violence flares up Sager mag ani Washington

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