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Missouri National Guard says ‘limited mission’ will continue

Missouri National Guard troops on Tuesday in Ferguson. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Missouri National Guard said Tuesday it “successfully carried out” its mission of protecting the law enforcement command center in Ferguson last night, promising to do the same thing on Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning.

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) called the National Guard up on Monday “to help restore peace and order in Ferguson.” He said that the guard would provide protection for the command center because it was the target of a coordinated attack on Sunday night.

In an statement issued Tuesday, the guard called its presence in Ferguson “a limited mission” being operated under the command of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Gregory Mason is in charge of the guard’s activities in Ferguson.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.



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