Washington-ALSHARQIYA January 20: Washington is preparing for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden in a tense ceremony amid tight security measures that include more than 25,000 National Guard forces and the closure of a park
The National Mall will be devoid of followers of the quadrennial event.
Security analysts say the unprecedented precautionary measures will protect Biden's swearing-in ceremony from a major attack similar to what happened when crowds attacked the Capitol building on January 6.
Security experts say that there have been limited indications of an organized conspiracy to disrupt the installation, but the threat of individual attacks or the perpetration of violence by extremists remains a concern, especially in state capitals.
The Pentagon and the FBI are investigating the soldiers involved in securing the ceremony to thwart any attack from within.