Newsweek the Secret Pentagon group would defend Washington in case of emergency

It is a little-known military operative tactical group of the Ministry of defense of the United States “national capital region” (JTF-NCR), which is subject only to the Pentagon and mandated to “protect” Washington, on land, in the air and even on its embankments. It should cover the capital from any attacks, and if necessary, evacuate employees of the White house and other key government agencies.

According to media reports, some units are already in a state of readiness round-the-clock and specially insulated on closed bases near Washington. Military has wide powers from the monitoring of airspace to perform duties of law enforcement if necessary.

is Headed by the JTF-NCR, major-General Omar Jones. Under his leadership, there are more than ten special units. For example, the strength of response to chemical and biological incidents, the marine Corps, or specialized unit, able to provide “fast and reliable” support in the event of any attack.

Newsweek has repeatedly attempted to receive the official comment to this story. However, White house officials and the Pentagon are silent, leaving queries unanswered. Himself major-General Jones has given only one interview Protocol for the service in the capital. In an interview with the Fort Meade Declassified he said his work as head of the military district in Washington, and ceremonial responsibilities.