Pentagon sends 3,750 Troops to Mexican Border
A new rotation of 3,750 US military troops to the Mexican border was announced Sunday by the Pentagon. In keeping with the intrusion penchant of the newly elected Democrats in the House, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, grilled Pentagon leaders over whether the deployment would affect their readiness, and whether they would should be doing ‘more important things.’ Our national security is extremely important. And remember, there are more than 12,000 more migrants headed for the United States, as we previously reported.
“Vice Adm. Mike Gilday, the director of operations for the Joint Staff, told the panel that he does not believe military readiness has been affected significantly. He said some units have missed training opportunities because of the deployment and others have seen less time at home between deployments than the military likes to provide.
But he said there is an effort to rotate servicemembers in and out of the mission every six to eight weeks in order to minimize any impact.”
Democrats fail to understand the importance of secure borders. Either that or they are so focused on making sure their own power is set that they are blind to the dangers. Maybe it’s a combination of both?
Some of the new deployment of troops will replace some that have been there already.
According to Fox:
The deployment will raise the total active duty forces to approximately 4,350.
“Additional units are being deployed for 90 days, and we will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border,” the Pentagon said.
Roughly 2,400 active duty forces are currently at the border. A large number are going home and being replaced by the new deployment.
Their mission includes setting about 150 miles more razor wire barriers along places that have none. They will also bring “a large new system of mobile surveillance and monitoring of the border area.” They are responding based upon requests for help from the Customs and Border Patrol.
A U.S. Marine with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, moves concertina wire into place at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Calif., Nov. 25, 2018.
ETHAN VALETSKI/U.S. ARMY PHOTO