National Guard

  • September 1, 2017  

    Even as waters in Houston start to recede and the clean up begins, the devastating effects of Harvey are piling up. The city of Port Arthur is still under water, and Beaumont, Texas, lacks drinking water. Miles O’Brien reports on how things stand, William Brangham goes on a mission with the National Guard and Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin offers an update on his city’s recovery efforts. Continue reading

  • August 30, 2017  

    Still in the search and rescue phase, some 24,000 National Guard troops are deployed to assist local and state responders in Texas. Miles O’Brien talks to Col. Steven Metze of the Texas Military Department Hurricane Harvey Response about their mission.
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  • October 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper voiced doubt that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. The State Department quickly disputed that notion and insisted the U.S. policy is both unchanged and realistic. Also, militants in Pakistan stormed a police academy overnight, killing at least 61 and wounding more than 120. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2016  

    Charlotte, North Carolina, has been reeling from the shooting death of Keith Scott by police. The governor called a state of emergency after a peaceful protest turned violent. A black protester was critically wounded, for which many are blaming the police. Judy Woodruff talks to Trevor Fuller of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2015  

    More than a thousand firefighters and volunteers are struggling to gain control of a complex of fires in Washington state. The sheer number of fires burning across the Pacific Northwest and in California this year has stretched budgets and personnel to the limit. Now National Guard units and active duty Army troops are being deployed to help. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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  • August 21, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the governor of Missouri ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. A police officer was suspended for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at a crowd of protesters Tuesday night, and threatening to kill one of them. Also, a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2014  

    The St. Louis-area community is struggling to keep order and heal divisions after more than a week of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today about the deployment of the National Guard, plus reaction from former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2014  

    The Missouri National Guard arrived in Ferguson on the orders of Gov. Jay Nixon a night after police again used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd that was reportedly throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting at police. Nixon also lifted a two-day curfew. A private autopsy of slain teenager Michael Brown concluded he had been shot six times. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border as Washington grapples with the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. Also, at least 40 people were shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend, including an 11-year-old girl. Continue reading

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