The National Guard was created by Congress to protect Americans from foreign threats.
Its mission is to serve as a temporary “reserve” force when there are large numbers of Americans in harm’s way, such as in a natural disaster.
The force can be deployed to help respond to emergencies, and the Army’s Reserves, as it’s known, were created to support troops during the Vietnam War.
But the National Guardship was expanded in recent years to include an “emergency reserve” for certain emergencies.
“A National Guard has the power to be the last line of defense,” retired Lt.
Gen. Tom Davis, former commander of the Army Reserves and a veteran of the Iraq War, told The Hill.
“It’s a real deterrent to any kind of attack on our nation.”
Davis, who served as the top commander of U.S. Northern Command, also said that the reserve force “is very useful to our national security,” and that the National Security Council had discussed the reserve capability for years.
“They’ve got the ability to help in the event of a natural calamity,” he said.
The National Security Agency has been using the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, or NDAA, as an emergency reserve, according to an analysis by The Hill published Wednesday.
The bill would allow the NSA to use the NDAA for up to four months at a time, and then be phased out.
The agency has been authorized to use its stockpile of data for cybersecurity, counterterrorism, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and other intelligence purposes.
The NDAA is a key piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order.
It allows the administration to temporarily shut down the nation’s borders to the countries that have been designated as terrorist havens and states that harbor refugees or migrants who are at risk of terrorism.
The act also allows the Department of Homeland Security to establish a “rescue mission” to provide assistance to “any state or territory of the United States or of any political subdivision thereof” in a crisis.
A federal law passed in 2017 authorizes the National Capital Region to use a National Guard to help with emergencies.
The Washington Post reported that the Washington, D.C., National Guard would be deployed for the National Day of Prayer, which takes place in January.
“The Washington National Guard and the National Emergency Management Agency are responsible for responding to natural disasters, as well as for providing support to local emergency response teams and other agencies as required by law,” the Pentagon’s Joint Staff wrote in a statement.
The Pentagon said that it will “ensure that local and state officials have the resources and training to respond to a crisis.”
“The Guard and National Guard have been authorized by Congress and are deployed to support our military forces at times of national emergency,” the Joint Staff said.
Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference Thursday to announce the first steps to repeal the NDPA.
“We’re going to be in front of the cameras, and we’re going for it,” he told reporters Thursday.
“This is a great day for the country.”
The NDPA, passed in 2016, was an effort by Congress in order to make certain that the military would not be used to suppress protests, and was passed with little fanfare.
In 2018, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others sued the government over the NDDA, arguing that it gave the government too much authority over the use of the National Armed Forces.
The lawsuit, which was dismissed in a U.K. court, also accused the government of violating the Constitution by allowing the military to serve in areas deemed to be at risk for attacks by foreign nations.
The government argued that the NDIA is designed to help local governments prepare for emergencies and that its use does not interfere with Congress’ power to establish the reserve forces.