Originally Posted by BlueTrain
Perhaps, but the national guard are still state troops (most of the time!).
I honestly don't know how anyone can say that, with a straight face.
Who paid for their training (boot camp and Schools)? Who paid for all the equipment? Who pays for their weekend drill? Who pays for their summer training? Who allows
the State Governor to retain "command" when not called into active service?
The answer to each of those questions, is the same: The National Guard are Federal Troops.