Headline RoundupJune 3rd, 2020

Perspectives: Responding to Civil Unrest with Military Mobilization

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Donald Trump is mulling over whether or not to send in federal troops in response to widespread unrest and public outrage following George Floyd's death in police custody last week. A report published Friday morning indicated the president may be backing away from his initial plan to invoke the military. Many left-rated voices argued that the president desires armed conflict, and urged the public to challenge his purportedly authoritarian rhetoric. Right-rated voices offered fewer opinions; some advocated the need for law and order while questioning the necessity of calling in federal troops, and others explored the history of U.S. presidents calling on the military in times of crisis.

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