Massive security phalanx aims to shield Biden inauguration from mob and 'lone wolf' threats

By David Lawder and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid overwhelming security measures including over 25,000 National Guard troops and a shuttered National Mall devoid of spectators to the quadrennial ritual. Security analysts said the unprecedented precautions would protect Biden's 12:00 noon EST (1700 GMT) oath of office from a major planned assault, like the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leaving five people dead. Few signs of an organized plot to disrupt the inauguration have emerge...