Defense Overnight: National Guard troops activated in 16 states | Generals tamp down election fears

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Defense Overnight: National Guard troops activated in 16 states | Generals tamp down election fears | Taiwan approved for $600M drone sale

THE TOPLINE: Happy Election Day!

More than 3,600 National Guard service members have been activated across the country ahead of possible civil unrest after the polls close.

At least 16 states have Guard troops at the ready for a range of missions, from cybersecurity support to assisting at polling locations out of uniform. They are also on standby in case of protests on election night or later this week.

The National Guard is involved with election-related activities since federal law prohibits active-duty military from enforcing order domestically.

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