Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY
Published 5:35 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2021 | Updated 5:59 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2021
The deliberate protests was riots after pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s senior army management on Tuesday branded the riot Jan. 6 on the Capitol “sedition and insurrection” and admonished troops to heed their cost to guard and defend the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The extraordinary memo to all energetic responsibility and reserve troops left little doubt that the army’s prime brass thought-about final week’s assault on the Capitol to be a legal act and counter to army values and their oaths. Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed the memo together with seven different senior leaders.
“We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law,” the chiefs wrote. “The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition and insurrection.
“As Service Members, we must embody the values and ideals of the Nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath; it is against the law.”
The Pentagon is in search of to find out how many troops may have taken part in the riot, which came about after President Donald Trump whipped up the group. The Army has discovered that an Army Special Forces captain was on the Capitol and is investigating what she did there. The assault and its aftermath left 5 individuals lifeless and occurred as Congress met in joint session to formalize the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6,