According to the TV channel, the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, intends to satisfy the relevant request of the Capitol police.
The leadership of the US Department of Defense intends to approve the request of the Capitol police to extend the protection of the territory around the Congress and the complex itself by National Guard soldiers for more than two months. This was reported on Tuesday by the ABC TV channel, citing representatives of the military department.
A final decision has not yet been made, but the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, will satisfy the request, the sources say. The term of stay of the military personnel in the territory around the Congress, who were deployed there after the riots that occurred in Washington in early January, expires on March 12.