Washington DC on fire — NOT on January 6th — but during the violent and bloody Black Lives Matter riots in 2020.
The US Military disciplined soldiers for flying too low over rioting Black Lives Matter terrorists in June 2020.
Military officials say they lacked a “systematic lack of understanding.”
The city was literally on fire from leftist rioters!
The Army investigation into the National Guard‘s use of low-flying helicopters during a June 2020 demonstration in Washington, D.C., found a “systematic lack of understanding” of how to use military aviation to respond to civil disturbances and resulted in disciplinary action taken against several individuals involved in the operation.
Maj. Gen. William Walker, commander of the Washington, D.C., Guard, launched an 15-6 fact-finding investigation after reports surfaced of D.C. Guard medical evacuation helicopters hovering low over a crowd near the Capitol One Arena on the evening of June 1, 2020.
“The 15-6 that was appointed by Maj. Gen. Walker in the D.C. Guard found that the use of the helicopters in particular … was not prohibited by law or policy; however, there was a very general lack of understanding of how to use, how to employ helicopters in civil disturbance support operations,” an Army official told defense reporters Wednesday in a background discussion of the report.
But given the chaotic nature of the situation on the ground at the time, “the conduct of the pilots and the others involved in the operation that evening were considered reasonable,” the Army official said.