The Graphic Truth: The US deploys troops to itself
After the rampage at the US Capitol building on January 6, elected officials in Washington DC aren't taking any chances with security ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. While National Guard troops are always deployed to DC ahead of presidential inaugurations, this year there will be at least 25,000 of them stationed in DC, compared to just 8,000 when President Trump was sworn in just four years ago. For context, the US currently has fewer than 6,000 troops deployed in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq combined. So how does the current security scene in Washington compare to US active military boots on the ground elsewhere in the world?