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Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarise response to civil unrest

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"Battlespace" was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown.

Helicopters that could easily be mistaken for active-duty U.S. military ones staged show-of-force maneuvers in Washington above people protesting the killing of George Floyd...

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