One of the people familiar with the matter said that the Army Criminal Investigation Command notified the Washington DC National Guard of its findings on Tuesday, and one of those who arrived in the area on March 11 issued a statement to investigators on Thursday. They filled in nearly twelve pages of questions about his whereabouts and memories. Chris Grey, spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command, confirmed that the command is investigating the whereabouts of the rifle.
Soon after the rifle was found missing, the leaders of the National Guard in Washington, DC began interviewing guards posted in the Capitol.But this incident was not resolved, so it was mentioned Criminal Investigation Command (CID)-indicates that more resources are needed to find this weapon, and the Army is detecting potential criminal activity.
The Pentagon, led by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, is working to eradicate extremism within the military.
The Ministry of Defense does not take it lightly. A commander and a sergeant major were fired after the infantry battalion lost two rifles during a training exercise at Camp Le Guin in North Carolina in December 201
After the January 6 riots, thousands of National Guards were sent to Washington from all over the country. The troops have been patrolling the area and erecting tall fences to extend the security range-some of them have recently been dismantled.
Although there have been no other major threats since January 6, the Pentagon approved the request of the Capitol Police in early March to keep approximately 2,300 National Guard soldiers on duty in Washington, about half the number previously deployed there. . The department said that in the next two months, it will cooperate with law enforcement to reduce the presence of troops “where conditions permit.”
When the news of the missing rifle came out, the Pentagon had already been criticized by lawmakers for slowly delaying the Capitol Police’s request for additional support for the National Guard as the situation deteriorated on January 6. The National Guard was recently appointed as a sergeant in the House of Representatives. He testified that it took senior officials several hours to approve the request, fearing that the optics of the National Guard troops approaching the Capitol would “incitate” the rioters.
Pentagon officials disputed the statement, saying that the former Secretary of Defense Chris Miller acted quickly to resolve the request, but admitted that the approval was not quickly communicated to Walker.
However, Walker testified that the guard’s quicker response could have prevented the situation from escalating.
Walker said: “We could have helped expand the range and push back the crowd.”