Given the circumstances there’s a good reason to have a bunch of them camped on site. Imagine if the chuds turned up during shift change. It seems pretty standard. My brother is in the Army NG/Reserves and he spent a couple weeks living in Penn Station after Hurricane Sandy.
That doesn’t explain the lack of all the STUFF Army uses to do that though. Where are the tents and cots? Every military base I’ve ever been to has a straight up warehouse full of port a potties specifically for this, as does FEMA. And every enlisted infantry soldier I’ve ever met spent more time digging toilets than anything else. These people have god damn space heaters and portable kitchens they drop out of planes!
Why are the capital police making the call on when and where they’re set up?
These troops arrived a week before the inauguration, and they’re going to have to stick around for a bit why wasn’t a proper camp set up in that time? If not in the Capital than on the grounds or nearby?