US to Deploy 15,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

The US is planning to deploy some 15,000 National Guard troops to Washington and state capitals nationwide in the run-up to president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 January, amid fears of protests by armed, far-right groups in support of outgoing president Donald Trump, who has claimed, falsely, that November's election was rigged, according to EUobserver on Tuesday.
The move comes after EU leaders voiced "shock" last week when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building.