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BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What...
Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2019 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 10/29/2018 3:23:49 PM PDT by jazusamo

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Full title: BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What They'll Be Doing

BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What They'll Be Doing

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense announced Monday 5200 additional active duty U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border with Mexico by Friday. Eight-hundred soldiers are on their way to Texas now.

“They are in fact deploying with weapons," U.S. Northern Command Air Force General Terrence O'Shaughnessy said during a press conference. "I think the President has made it clear that border security is national security."

Troops are being sent to bolster border security in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as at least three caravans from Central America make their way through Mexico and toward the United States. The caravans pose a special threat due to their size, which range from 3,000 people to more than 10,000. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, at least one caravan near Guatamala, Mexico has used violent tactics to breach a number of international borders.

"Due to the large size of the potential caravans that may arrive at the border, the Department of Homeland Security has further requested the support of the Department of Defense," McAleenan said. "We will not allow a large group to enter the U.S. unlawfully."

Troops will be used to build fencing, provide medical units, harden points of entry and address key gaps in points of entry. Air and ground transportation will be provided to move agents and equipment. This support requires military planning teams and heavy equipment, including Black Hawk helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

One-thousand additional Customs and Border Protection officers and agents are also being deployed to handle operations.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; armedtroops; border; bordersecurity; buildthefence; caravan; daca; dreamact; dreamers; frontpage; hondurascaravan; illegalaliens; illegalsinvasion; invasion; newmexico; opfaithfulpatriot; texas; trumpdod; ustroops
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1 posted on 10/29/2018 3:23:49 PM PDT by jazusamo
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Good to know they are armed.


2 posted on 10/29/2018 3:25:07 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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Not Cali?


3 posted on 10/29/2018 3:25:57 PM PDT by Mercat
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Don’t forget This EO Trump signed his first week in office. Time to cash these chips in.
4 posted on 10/29/2018 3:27:05 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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To: Mercat

Lawsuits will fly!


5 posted on 10/29/2018 3:27:06 PM PDT by mplc51
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To: jazusamo

They should disarm the illegals...and send them home....then show the demonrats what was about to enter the country...


6 posted on 10/29/2018 3:27:51 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: jazusamo
The “caravan” hasn’t gotten anywhere. It was seen today in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, MX, by a Fox News reporter. Fox News is hysterically exaggerating its progress with implications.

Migrant caravan appears to be moving northward faster, as crowds take advantage of free rides
https://www.foxnews.com/world/migrant-caravan-appears-to-be-moving-northward-faster-as-crowds-take-advantage-of-free-rides

7 posted on 10/29/2018 3:28:06 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

When asked if they will be armed, DHS director said we will allow them to be able to defend themselves


8 posted on 10/29/2018 3:28:24 PM PDT by Bell Bouy II
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To: Mercat

It’s the beginning of a four state operation - starts in Texas and moves west. See the 20 minute Pentagon Briefing in ‘Breaking’ for details


9 posted on 10/29/2018 3:29:03 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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To: jazusamo

I believe this is going to get real interesting....

I would NOT bet against President Trump....


10 posted on 10/29/2018 3:29:18 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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Well, it looks like we are getting our wall.


11 posted on 10/29/2018 3:29:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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As a last resort one of these will put a dent in the terrorists' invasion efforts.


12 posted on 10/29/2018 3:29:49 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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MAGA!

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13 posted on 10/29/2018 3:31:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Sure hope the rocket booster doesn’t fail.....


14 posted on 10/29/2018 3:32:17 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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The blast radius is greater than the range.


15 posted on 10/29/2018 3:32:25 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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A nuclear RPG. What will they think of next?


16 posted on 10/29/2018 3:33:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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“They are in fact deploying with weapons,”...

Mags and ammo, too? I hope.


17 posted on 10/29/2018 3:33:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Mercat

California was listed in the DOD News Conference.


18 posted on 10/29/2018 3:35:14 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jazusamo

There is only one profession that is more naked than our civilian law enforcement when not carrying a firearm and that is our beloved military.


19 posted on 10/29/2018 3:35:16 PM PDT by iontheball
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BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday

Great...somebody in the Gubbermint finally woke up!! Took them long enough. 😝

20 posted on 10/29/2018 3:37:09 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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