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is great reporters of facts. common fax we can all talk about together. so everything that we can do collectively to make sure that there are reporters who can get access and report on facts, we should do. host: ann is next from powder springs, georgia. good morning, democrats line with david chavern of the news media alliance. caller: good morning. how are you today? host: very good. caller: we are getting interesting calls. i had several topics in mind. i would like to say something about the type of print that has been put out there, like, for example, people do not seem to recognize satire as being satire. we get a lot of people looking at satire and they repeat that as a real story. i think the press itself needs to identify their stuff more, if you know what i mean. is it opinion is it commentary,
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, is it the who, what, when, why, and how of real news, or is it somebody's opinion of real news? the other issues i was interested in were the whole issue of trump and the idea of what his presidency is going to do to the press, and you have mentioned that a little bit already. and about the tweets and this, the fact that news is so fast, i agree with you. but i think the media is too fast. i think they are reporting on news before they have all the facts. and they are not giving the whole story because it is coming out so quickly. sometimes it has to be revised. the revisions around the back page in the news is on the front page. you do not get the equivalency of the worst of something in that way. let's see, there was something else.
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host: ann, let me stop you because there is a lot to unpack from what you put on the table. some interesting comments. i thank you for the call and let's give our guest a chance to respond. caller: banning some of the press members from listening to his pressers. host: thank you, ann. guest: first of all, banning press organizations from coverage is a really bad idea in every way. beth for the public. ultimately really bad for the candidate, and it is totally counterproductive. we are absolutely an agreement there. also, i very much agree that sometimes the media has to a better job of labeling. this is opinion, this is news. particularly, you see on cable tv sometimes there is not sufficient labeling. i still think newspapers tend to do it pretty well, do it better so i think that is important. , but also, i love the point about satire.
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you know, one organization that is not fake news but is wonderful satire is the onion. i am a big favor fan of the onion. their new stories are not facts. but they are commenting through satire on the world around us. but also it is labeled pretty well. you know what the onion is. i think labels are important, and i do try to emphasize that when i talk about the media. host: that was an ipad. i apologize. [laughter] host: i want to share this tweet, "bring back the days of walter cronkite. people could trust the news back then. straightforward reporting, not bs." the end of the gatekeepers in some respects. guest: the walter cronkite era, i am old enough to remember all of that, but also understand
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there are pretty narrow places you got the news. when i was growing up in pittsburgh, the news was the pittsburgh press on the driveway, and what was on the 6:00 news. that was the news. my parents did not have access to the wall street journal, the new york times. i think we need to embrace the wonder of all the access to information we have. people need to consume more news than ever by multiples because they can, and there is a wonder and tremendous value to that. what we're trying to figure out is the border between now you can consume all this information, that is great, but also what happens when a bunch of it is garbage or fake or misguided or opinion parading as fact? let's figure that out. i remain really about the fact
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that we have access to lots of wonderful news content. host: let's go to nancy in north carolina on the independent line. good morning. caller: good morning, steve, and thank you for taking my call. good morning, david. fromr you in a lady georgia and that tweet stole my thunder because i was right along with her. i worry about donald trump suppressing the news. he does not want to take these white house interviews, etc., like other presidents in the because he is not a good enough past have because he is not a good enough answer for them, i think that is what he is going to do it. i worked for many newspapers. i've read between the lines. i do not take everything as truth. i like to check out facts before i actually form my own opinion. all said and done, this is for you steve. i have been waiting forever to get a hold of you. host: uh-oh. is it going to be good?
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i don't know. [laughter] caller: last year, before thanksgiving, you had the woodhouse brothers on. that was an emmy award-worthy show. now the election is over and the holidays are over, hopefully you have them back on. they are north carolinians, and maybe mama woodhouse would call and again and let us know her maybe mama woodhouse would call and again and let us know her opinion, and i will be laughing for at least another year. host: nothing can match that moment. what is unique about that moment is it was totally impromptu, we did not call her in advance. she called on her own. this is what it looked like from our website when they joined us after thanksgiving in before christmas. that was two years ago when they joined us. we have actually invited them to come back on. maybe you can prod them. they have an open invitation.
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there have been a couple of stories written about them as well. thank you for the call. we all have moms, right? we all have families, we know what it is like to be at things -- thanksgiving dinner with lots of points of view. i can speak from first-hand experience. guest: i hope my family is not going to call up today. [laughter] host: nancy, thank you for calling. caller: happy holidays. host: you, too. merry christmas. guest: i think we have a long-term and concerning trend of presidents being remote from the press, making themselves less and less available to the press. certainly if you look at everything from the kennedy era down, there has been a gradual decrease in the time presidents will make themselves available to the press. i think that is very concerning. host: the huffington post wrote
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about this last month. a lot of people saying donald trump should be able to go out to dinner without the white house press corps, the press pool following him. the trump campaign saying that will not happen again. why is it important for the press pool to be with the president, whether he is playing golf at a beach in hawaii or having dinner? guest: because you never know. he is never off the job. the best example was there was a press pool with president george w. bush when he was reading stories to kids in an elementary school. wasn't the most thrilling piece of news content that they? no, but his chief of staff comes earnd whispers into his about the attacks of 9/11. you never know when some incredibly important in the world is going to happen, and the press needs to be there to
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be public's representative when things like this occur. host: david chavern is the head of the news media alliance, based here in the washington, d.c. area. thanks for stopping by. we appreciate it. come by anytime. guest: take care. >> c-span's washington journal live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. theay morning, members of electoral college cast their votes for the president of the united states. attorney james hume and john if weake appointing views should keep the electoral college. the author of the book "in our hands" outlines his plan to dismantle all forms of welfare and replace it with an annual sum of $10,000 for life of this 21 years and older. watch c-span's, washington journal live beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern monday morning. a joint task force
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responsible for military support on inauguration day outlined a time the government on january 20. it is comprised of all branches of the military, including the reserves and the national guard. this is just over 45 minutes. captain balance: good morning, ladies and gentlemen. on behalf of major general schwartz and major general becker, welcome to this morning's rehearsal of concept drill. i'm captain lateesha balance, the media operations chief for the joint task force national capital region. today we will highlight a culmination of months of preparation and planning between military and civilian entities and preparation for the 58th presidential inauguration. today's agenda includes an invitation to capture imagery of
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the 60x40 planning map of the washington, d.c., area. which master sergeant lovely will provide an overview and inauguration day activities as he walks the map. following the map overview, you'll have the opportunity to speak with our subject matter experts from both the jtf-ncr and jtf national guard d.c. who are involved in all the planning and execution. in addition, major general schwartz, commander for the joint task force, district of colombia and major general bradley becker, commander for the joint task force national capital region will provide opening remarks. finally, we will host a press conference with senior leaders, joint joint task force and the joint task force district of columbia. the press conference will be held on the other side of the
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armory and the public affairs officers will escort you to that area following the remarks. at this time, i will like to introduce master sergeant lovely. master sergeant lovely: good evening, ladies and gentlemen. my name is master sergeant aaron lovely. i'm the senior enlisted inaugural planner for the joint task force national region. again on behalf of our commander , major general bradley becker, i want to welcome you to this media portion of our ceremonial rehearsal concept for the 50 presidential inauguration. today i'm going to be walking you throw an overview highlighting the key areas of support and operations reserve money's. as well as walk you through the life of the president-elect on inauguration.
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and give you the opportunity to meet some subject matter experts for the different ceremonies throughout the area. this large 40x60 foot map is a valuable tool for us to stage the coordinated efforts of the many organizations involved in support of the inaugural ceremonies. from thiscurrent vantage point at the trump hotel i have a clear view of the city behind me. in front of me from east to west are the capitol, the national mall, pennsylvania avenue here which will be the parade route, the washington monument, and the lincoln memorial. historically, there have been as many as 5,000 military and up to 10,000 civilian participants for inauguration day ceremonies. to move these assets through the
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crowds of up to 800,000 general public requires strategic planning, especially for staging and movement. so to this end, we have identified three primary areas for staging our operations located outside of this map. one of the first ones of these very close here just on the southeast side across the an -- anacostia river. this will be where joint base anacostia bowling is. these will be for assets moving around the capital area. this is personnel working for the swearing in ceremony and the presidential escort that will lead the president to the white house from the capitol. for horses, yes, i said horses and other four-footed participants in the parade, we've identified the location of the prince george's equestrian center, which is located to the
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southeast in upper marlboro, maryland. animals here will be vetted, fed, and assessed for their ability to remain calm in a crowded parade environment. to the other side of the city across the potomac river, we have the pentagon north parking lot. this will play host to the largest number of participants on inauguration day. in addition to the joint servicemen and women that make up the military formation that will stand shoelder to shoulder across pennsylvania avenue, it will also be the starting point for the civilian and military participants for the parade. traveling into the city on inauguration day is going to be a chief concern for many, whether you're playing a part as a participant or you're onest -- one of the general public that wants to make your way into the city. the means for getting into town for many of the folks will be
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one of the many surrounding bridges on the outskirts of the map. historically for past inaugurations, we've been able to move our assets from the pentagon across the arlington memorial bridge here. however, there have been new restrictions placed upon this bridge to limit heavy traffic which includes buses. ,we've had to coordinate another means. at this time the plan is for us to move these assets across the 14th street bridge and into town. so with our staging areas planned and our routes coordinated, we're ready to begin the timeline for inauguration day. on this day historically, the first stop for the president-elect is placed just to the north of the white house across lafayette park at st. john's episcopal church where the president and vice president will attend a church service. following the service, a short distance to the next stop which is right straight south down to the white house where we have a
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cordial meeting with the outgoing president and sign some administrative documents. from here, the president and president-elect will be escorted down pennsylvania avenue on their way to the capitol. they will be moving through the joint servicemen and women, the cordon, and they will present their salute to the outgoing commander in chief as they move down pennsylvania avenue and make their way to the capitol. from the capitol, they will move through the building and then be announced onto the platform to begin the inaugural swearing in program. of course this culminates the oath of office which takes place right before 12:00 noon and immediately following that is the inaugural address. and at the conclusion of that ceremony, the outgoing commander in chief, the outgoing
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president, president obama will department through the capitol. at the same time, the new president will be escorted into statuary hall into the capitol for a congressional luncheon. the timeline continues then after the lunch. the president, vice president and their spouses will be met at the top of the east capitol steps by major general becker and be escorted down to the lower level where they will be honored with the passing review from the presidential escort troops. once the troops have moved across the east steps, the presidential party will enter into their motorcade and follow along the procession and move back down the presidential route right here. once again, as they're moving through pennsylvania avenue, they're going through the joint service military cordon which will now salute the new commander in chief as he makes his way to the white house.
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once they've arrived here at the white house, the vice president and president will leave their vehicles and make their way into the white house reviewing stand and they will be ready for the inaugural parade to begin. so while all the ceremonies are taking place, the parade is preparing to step off and have this parade ready to go for the new president. personal marching elements coming from the pentagon will be assembling here at 14th street and jefferson, basically the west end of the mall. for the assets that are horses that we mentioned before will be on the west side of c and 4th street and the staging area son the other side, on the east side of c and 4th street. so we have these three particular parts, the float staging, horses and the personnel, they will all move their way down to the east, down to fourth street to the merge point that is south of
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pennsylvania avenue to continue the parade on down to the white house. the parade consists of five divisions. each division is led by one of the services of the military. first division is army. second is marine, third navy, fourth air force, and the fife -- fifth is made up of the united states coast guard and merchant marines. as the parade elements move down pennsylvania avenue, make the turn here on 15th and then continue through the white house reviewing stand, they'll each have their moment to honor the new president of the united states as they march by. after they marched by the white house, they will continue on just a short distance further to the west where they will meet up with their buses and then be released to their home stations. this almost concludes the day here for personnel and actually for the president on his big day here. he's got one more big event that he gets to attend and that will
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be the inaugural balls that will be located throughout the city. and i know that sparks the question as to where these are and i'll tell you right up front that at this point we have yet to know the number, scope and venues for these. that is yet to be determined. so that is the exciting festivities and outline of the timeline. mostly based on historical precedence of the day in the life of the president. >> good morning. welcome to this press briefing on military and national guard support to the 58th presidential inauguration. i'm major michael odel, public affairs officer for joint task force, district of columbia. i'd like to thank you all for being here today. first, please bear with me as i go over the ground rules for our press conference today. following statements our speakers will be available for approximately 20 minutes to
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answer your questions. i ask that again you please keep your questions within the subject matter area which is military and national guard support to the 58th presidential inauguration. for the end of our 20 minutes, i'll indicate how much time we have for remaining questions. in order to ensure as many of you as possible have the opportunity to ask questions, i ask you to limit yourself to one question and one follow up. however if time does permit, i'll call on you for additional questions. the number of media here, we all give you an opportunity to ask questions. gnome and the floor is open for questions, i ask that you please raise your hand and i'll acknowledge you. please wait until the microphone is there as we're broadcasting this and our cameras can get the audio. please state your name and your affiliation for the record and the individual in which you're directing your question to. now press kits were sent out electronically. however, if you did not receive a press kit, please let one of
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our staff know. we do have a limited number of press kits available for you. following this press conference, the joint task force national capital region and joint task force district of columbia staff will be on hand to help with you any further needs, including addressing any additional questions or interviews with our subject matter experts. ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce our speakers for today's press conference. our speakers today include major general bradley a. becker, commander, joint task force, national capitol region. brigadier general george m. degnon, deputy commander, national guard, major earl r. schwartz, district of columbia
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national guard. brigadier general william j. walker, commander, joint task force, district of columbia. again, may i direct you to your press kits where the correct spelling of your speaker's names and officials titles are written down for your convenience. the joint task force national capital region today will discuss and address questions related to the joint task force national capitol region's role in the inauguration ceremony and parade, the months of planning between military and civilian entities, the large scale movement of assets and resources, and logistical considerations and military aspects for inauguration day 2017. the national guard will discuss and address questions regarding the national guard support to civilian authorities, including supporting the u.s. secret service, capital police, metropolitan d.c. police, and the d.c. homeland security and emergency management agency among others. the responsibilities related to
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traffic control and crowd manage ment activities in and around the inauguration and logistical consideration and military staffing aspects for the more than 7,500 national guard soldiers and airmen supporting the inauguration. ladies and gentlemen, it's now my pleasure to introduce our first speaker, major general bradley becker. major general becker: good morning, everyone. i would like to thank you for attending the rehearsal of concept drill. 36 days from today the nation will witness our 58th presidential inauguration as we again celebrate the peaceful transfer of power and inaugurate our 45th commander in chief. members of the armed forces have been involved in every presidential inauguration since april 30, 1789, when soldiers and militia escorted president george washington to federal hall in new york city.
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military support for the inauguration is appropriate, traditional, and important in honoring our president and commander in chief. while it also recognizes our commitment to civilian control of the military. as always, we'll showcase the excellence of our military forces while demonstrating our dedication to commitment and duty. as you can imagine, planning an event for hundreds of thousands of spectators in the nation's capitol and millions more viewing around the world is a monumental undertaking. accordingly, this joint task force spent many months preparing to ensure the entire inaugural period is a success. through thoughtful and detailed planning combined with many , rehearsals such as you have seen this morning, our military personnel will ensure the approximately 5,000 service members compromising musical units and marching bands and color guards and salute
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batteries and honor cordons will renlder appropriate ceremonial honors to our new commander in chief. along with orchestrating the ceremonial aspects of the inauguration, our joint task force also provides substantial assistance to the presidential inauguration committee, the joint committee, congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies and the united states secret service. as well as other federal, state, and local agencies to ensure a safe and secure environment on january 20. it is truly historic and exciting time for the joint task force national capital region and for our entire nation. i'm proud to lead this team and represent the millions of uniformed service members who are serving around the world. and i look forward to answering your questions, thank you. >> thank you, general becker. from the d.c. national guard, please welcome major general earl schwartz.
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major general schwartz: good morning, the d.c. national guard has been involved in presidential inaugurations since 1861. and we have done several of these activities here in the nation's capital. we are currently receiving support from four other state so we'll have just short of 8,000 guardsmen on the streets of washington supporting our local authorities and our federal agencies. we look forward to having a peaceful transition of power on the 20th of january. just 36 days away. they will continue to work with the states and interagency partners to make sure that we have a peaceful transition of power. thank you very much and i look forward to your questions. >> thank you, sir. the deputy commander for joint task force national capital
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region, brigadier general george degnon. brigadier general degnon: good morning. i would like to add my welcome to each of you. thank you for joining us for our ceremony rehearsal and thank you to the d.c. national guard for hosting to day's event. as deputy for inaugural support for the 58th presidential inauguration it is a privilege and honor to be part of our american history. my primary role as deputy commander for inaugural support with the- is to lias presidential inaugural committee often referred to as the pick and the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies. together, we ensure men and women of the joint task force national capital region perform their many key roles honoring our new commander in chief with precision and professionalism. of course we cannot do it alone.
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we are in step with any interagency partners, many that have been planning for many months to ensure the peaceful transition of pow cher say corner stone of our democracy. as u.s. military members, we are gaining valuable experience through the partnerships created and planning we conducted with other governmental agencies. we recognize that through our partnerships we constantly move toward january 20 and the -- serving the american public and continue to stren then the trust they placed in us. i like to echo what general becker said, we strive to showcase our excellence and demonstrate our dedication and commitment to duty. thank you. i look forward to your questions. >> finally, remarks from brigadier general william j. walker, district columbia commander. reader general walker -- i amdier general walker: guardsmene for the
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from 40 different states. we look forward to this event. this will be my six inauguration with the district of columbia national guard. i had the privilege of being the deputy joint task force commander for the district of columbia national guard in 2013 and i was an operations officer in 2009 and in 2005. so they're coming from 40 different states and for many of these guardsmen, army army -- army and air, it is a terminus recruiting tool for us and a retention tool to come and be part of a historic event such as this every four years. just a bit of trivia, we just had a guardsman who was here for president carter. we can only stay in the military so long.
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he wasn't able to stay for this one. can you imagine, from president carter to write now? -- right now? we have the kind of experience with supporting our district and federal government partners. theeneral becker mentions, secret service, the u.s. capitol police, the park police, department of homeland and emergency management security . and as general schwartz mentioned, we've been doing this since 1861. i am honored to have this command and i look forward to your questions, thank you again for coming. >> wonderful. thank you very much, general walker. if you would please stand and state your name and your affiliation for the record and again who your question is
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directed to. again, because of the large turnout and in order to ensure that as many of you as possible have the opportunity to ask questions, i ask again to please limit yourself to one question and one follow up. i will now take the first question. yes ma'am, in the front row on the right. right here. >> hi, i'm nancy dunnick from the a.p. i think this question is best for brigadier general bregdon but if anyone else wants to jump in, that's fine. the walkthrough on the map was predicated on what would be a typical day, inauguration day for a president-elect. in your conversations with pick, you have been given any assurances or indications that president-elect trump wants the typical inauguration day? he wasn't a typical candidate.
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is it possible he might want to do things differently than in the past? have you been given indications he was the follow the usual template? >> the planning we've been doing for the inauguration started many months ago. in a sense, we were apolitical in that we had a plan for the inauguration regardless who have was elected. so the map is real. it's all based on historical precedence. again, a lot of this has to take many months to coordinate with the different agencies. we're still negotiating with the presidential inaugural committee as far as specifics for pat -- the parade. but, you know with, the city laid out the way it is, the number of people that we're bringing into this city, there's only so many ways you can make this thing happen. we're still waiting on the final details.
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such as the number of ball specifically. but generally speaking, the inauguration is taking shape as it has in the past. although subject to change as , you know. >> great, thank you very much. sir, your question. >> todd lopez, army news service. this will be for general becker. how many military uniform personnel involved overall? i heard 8,000 guardsmen from 40 states. are there even more guardsmen as well? are there active duty? how many total personnel under you, sir? >> great. i will address what we refer to as the title ten, the active duty service members that fall under my command as the joint task force ncr commander. so we'll have a little over 5,000 to support ceremonially. that includes everything from the parade, supporting inaugural balls to support for the swearing in ceremony. the logistical support to make all the movements and get the parade folks from their staging area to where they're going to
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set up for the parade itself. we have got another about 2,000 that are in support of the u.s. secret service and capitol role. for a security if you look at the title ten ro. if you look at the title ten side under the joint task force capital region, it's about 7,000 total. 5,000 will be out at the site itself supporting ceremonially. on the gartside i think it's , about 8,000, just under 8,000 that will be under a title status. 32 so when you add all this up together, you're looking at about 13,000 actually out at the site and then a couple thousand more from my joint task force supporting from behind the scenes. ,> in addition to the numbers we are coordinating with the
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task force 28, which is a 28th idea of pennsylvania who have the homeland response force and there is about 600 folks there and their primary duty is to augment the forces in the nation's capital if needed. if something should go south, we have capability that we can move towards washington to help out if you will. plan.e a very robust the adjutant general of the different state territories are all ready in here to support us if needed. >> great, thank you. let's go to this side over here, the gentleman. >> thank you. tom sherwood from nbc 4 here in washington. in addition to the hundreds of thousands of people expected to to celebrate the transfer of power there are also going to be , an x number of protesters. to what extent are the military, -- i know the national guard
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more likely is involved, but what do the military officers do in case of civil unrest? war protests getting out of hand? who is in charge of all that? >> the national guard is in support of local authorities. one of the things that we will do with all national guard members is to deputize them within the district of columbia, which means the metropolitan police department will swear them in. we will support law enforcement activities. if something goes bad, it's up to the law enforcement agency to make the first move, if you will. and only if needed would they call on the national guard to support them. we are here to support all law enforcement initiatives within the district of colombia. >> a follow-up. >> there is no need for anyone to activate the card.
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-- the guard? they will in fact be deputized? >> once you're deputized, the guard has the full authority to support law enforcement. so it's not a question of activating. they're already active and they're already on the streets. they will be housed within the area that they are supporting so they are supporting the secret service, the park police, mpd, all law enforcement agencies that have asked for our support. >> great, thank you. we have a question over here. sir? >> thank you. i'm with the japan broadcasting corporation. i'm wondering what is the biggest challenge and also what is the biggest threat which might disrupt the ceremony? >> that's a great question. as the joint task force national
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capital region one of our , biggest challenges is making sure all of the members that make up this joint task force get properly credentialed to get into all the areas they have to get to to support it. that may sound like a very administrative, monday and task, but it is no small feat. we work closely in support of the u.s. secret service. the capital police department, the park police. their purview is focused on them. we state closely tied in with them and the fbi to understand a threat. you know, clearly, at this point, the biggest concern are the number of potential protesters. i don't know that any have been permitted yet. the number of potential protesters and how that impacts the inauguration, and especially the parade itself. from our concern, one of the other big concerns is weather that day. we'll have service members out there from 3:00 in the morning until late that night supporting and they'll be outdoors. a couple of things we cannot control like the weather but
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, that's one of our big concerns. thanks. >> over here in the far left. >> marty vandime. newsnet news. i have two questions. one of them, i know you said you're still negotiating or dealing with the pick on this but do we have any indication whether president trump will get out of his car and walk the parade route? >> the answer at this point is no. i have sat in some of the executive steering committee meetings planning for this and the secret service talked about. previous presidents have i done it. at this point we don't know what the president-elect plans to do during the parade. >> ok. my other question goes back to the security issue and protesters. are there going to be roped off areas for the protesters as there has been previously? >> i would pass that to general walker who is a task force commander on the street. >> we have task force security, task force crowd, task force
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access that will be roped off areas. we have had that in the past. every inauguration i have been a part of their have been areas designated, roped off, secured. americans can practice their first amendment right. >> thank you. >> great, thank you. question over here in front, sir? >> thank you very much. she just touched on that subject. on a separate note, how challenging is it for the four of you to at the same time you express how this is an honor to be a part of this day and how much significance, but to convey that message to the personnel that will be serving that day to stay focused even though it's a time in history? >> i'll start and then obviously i need to pass it over to our national guard brothers. we started this planning in detail close to eight months ago
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, even before the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. video where president george washington took the first of in 1789 at federal hall in new york city. we show that to all of the inauguration teammates that make up this task force. the purpose for that was to remind them that this isn't just about 2017 and the 58th presidential inauguration. this is about a long history of the military support to presidential inaugurations. and so we're not only representing here in 2017 when we actually conduct the ceremony, all of the millions of service members from all services, all components that wear this uniform and we represent all those who came before us and what they did to support presidential inaugurations from 1789 up to present. so i think we just try to instill in them the historical significance of this. the peaceful transfer of power in our democracy, and what it represents not just to our
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country but really to the entire world. >> the challenge i have in the national guard as you heard, there will be the territories coming in to support. i spoke to the chief of the metropolitan police department, the chief of the capitol, the chief of the park police. and remembering that we are in support of them, we will have to understand their rules of engagement so we can brief the service members coming in from different states. to make sure we represent them appropriately. general becker spoke about representing the uniform and the military. if you look at the uniform, general becker is active. i'm guard. we look alike. so the uniforms are alike. so it's difficult for the public
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to know is this a guardsman or active duty? so we have to represent the uniform that's we have on. army and air and the case of the guard. and we have a reception station where we receive all troops coming into the district. and there are legal briefings code of conduct briefings, there , are a series of briefings we go through before they're deputized and launched to their respective work areas. >> thank you very much. sir, in the front here? >> general becker, you made an interesting point about the weather. can you run us through the resources you'll be using and the timeline of when you'll start checking? a lot of people have ten day forecasts. will you be doing it 20? just run us through what you're expecting to do with the weather.
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>> so far, i put the chaplin on this task and he has guaranteed us a beautiful, 40-degree, clear very nice day. , the presidential inauguration committee will make a determination about whether whether there will be an outdoor parade based on the weather forecast. and, of course, we'll support whatever their decision is. as far as the weather call dpor our service members if, the call from the presidential inauguration committee is to do an outdoor ceremony and parade, at 4:30 in the morning, based on the weather for that day, we have multiple uniforms and every one of our servicemembers that will be outdoors participating in this have 3 different uniforms that they'll carry with them. at 04:30, i'll make that call. and they'll go to the appropriate uniform. so we're all in the same uniform and the appropriate uniform based on that. so at 0430 on the 20th of january, i'll make that final call for the folks that will be outside.
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>> for the guard, we have several units that are coming in from different parts of the country. virgin islands, florida, rome, they will all be here. my concern is making sure that they can find their cold weather gear before getting here. but this is my tenth inauguration. and we can look back a little bit at 2009, for example. that was a very cold day. and we make sure that all of our service members have all of the equipment that they need to get through whatever weather may come at us. so we're in constant contact with the states that are supporting us, letting them know what gear to bring. >> great. thank you. question over here ma'am? , for the microphone. one moment.
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>> perry stein with the washington post. you mentioned that there will be 13,000 armed services in the city on inauguration day. i want to make sure that number is correct and, two how many of them will be armed? >> that number is -- i've got 5,000 supporting on the active duty side. ceremonially. the national guard, approximately will 8,000. so that number is correct. and none of the active duty title ten service members will be armed. >> none of the guardsmen will be armed. >> sir, follow up? >> thank you very much. tom sherwood from nbc 4 in washington. what is the advice the various officers are enlisted people will be given in terms of terrorism and anti-terrorism attacks. knowing that police take first control? this is a secret service national special security event. what is the advice to the


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