The North Dakota National Guard brought in the big gun to the DAPL site, literally.

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The North Dakota National Guard deployed a missile launcher system which was spotted near the DAPL site from an independent journalist. He made the discovery this week.

The National Guard has confirmed the launcher on site but stressed the launcher has never been loaded and has been on site for several weeks.

Typically, these launchers are used to shoot down drones and enemy missiles. The launchers also has a powerful optic system and authorities said that was the use of the launcher at the DAPL site.

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