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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
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.
Good to know they are armed.
Lawsuits will fly!
They should disarm the illegals...and send them home....then show the demonrats what was about to enter the country...
Migrant caravan appears to be moving northward faster, as crowds take advantage of free rides
When asked if they will be armed, DHS director said we will allow them to be able to defend themselves
Its the beginning of a four state operation - starts in Texas and moves west. See the 20 minute Pentagon Briefing in Breaking for details
I believe this is going to get real interesting....
I would NOT bet against President Trump....
Well, it looks like we are getting our wall.
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Sure hope the rocket booster doesn’t fail.....
The blast radius is greater than the range.
A nuclear RPG. What will they think of next?
They are in fact deploying with weapons,”...
Mags and ammo, too? I hope.
California was listed in the DOD News Conference.
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.
Great...somebody in the Gubbermint finally woke up!! Took them long enough. 😝
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