The Pentagon has ordered the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force to deploy to the D.C.-area amid rioting across the nation, according to multiple sources on background.
The force is the same one that deployed earlier this year to quell violent Iran-backed protests in Iraq. Sources told Breitbart News earlier on Monday that the forces were preparing their gear to deploy, but Pentagon officials would not confirm.
A source also told Breitbart News that the 16th Military Police Brigade from Fort Bragg was also headed to D.C.
The deployments to D.C. comes after rioters looted stores, defaced national monuments, and burned a historic church a block from the White House.