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Jun 4, 2020

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

President Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.

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Jun 2, 2020

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

A decision by President Trump to deploy the U.S. military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting would be met with likely legal opposition.

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