Texas And Arizona National Guard To Southern Border

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 8 months ago

Yahoo:

Washington (AFP) – The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

The Texas National Guard said it would send 250 troops to the border within 72 hours and had already deployed two Lakota helicopters, while Arizona’s governor said he would send 150 personnel next week.

“The Texas national guard is preparing to immediately deploy with supporting aircraft, vehicles and equipment to the Texas-Mexico border,” Brigadier General Tracy Norris, the commanding general of the Texas National Guard, told reporters at a briefing.

“This deployment has begun with the movement of equipment and troops today. Within 72 hours the Texas military department will have 250 personnel along with ground surveillance vehicles as well as light and medium aviation platforms,” she added.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced his plans in a tweet.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis signed an order for “up to 4,000 National Guard personnel to support DHS’s southern border security mission while under the command and control of their respective governors through September 30, 2018,” according to a Department of Defense memo.

The memo set out that troops would not carry out law enforcement activities without the defense secretary’s approval and would be armed only in “circumstances that might require self-defense.”

Just like I said would be the case.  It’s all just window dressing.


Comments

  1. On April 7, 2018 at 8:26 pm, DEFCON11 said:

    They will have forgotten the lessons learned during Operation Jump Start 2006 – 2008. The grunts will be the ones to pay for not remembering

  2. On April 7, 2018 at 10:16 pm, Ned said:

    Elsewhere, at the Always Trump, Five Dimensional Chess Players websites brought to you by Really Smart People (TM), they are squawking about how this is another Really Great Thing by God Emperor Trump.

    More toothless agents for invaders to surrender to after crossing the border. then get cut loose. Great. This helps, how?

    Must be like that helpful bump stock ban stuff. Too bad I’m just not tall enough for the ride to comprehend all the greatness.

  3. On April 8, 2018 at 7:42 am, DEFCON11 said:

    Valuable skills provided by the BP are available to those troops that are on the ball and eager to learn from true professionals. For example, tracking of illegals and sign cutting are worth the time and sweat for the 11B on any future deployments. However, as in the Laredo Sector during Jump Start, you have your senior enlisted like 1SG Rodriguez who put the cabash on learning the skill and passing it on to future purposes because he could not comprehend the need and therefore, did not take care of the troops in his care.

  4. On April 8, 2018 at 7:43 am, MamaLiberty said:

    I want one of those secret decoder rings that tells a trooper exactly when they will face “circumstances that might require self-defense.” Since that could be anywhere, any time, I seriously doubt the boys and girls will have time and opportunity to dash back to the armory and beg for some ammo…

  5. On April 8, 2018 at 8:38 am, June J said:

    Unarmed NG troops or hands tied by lawyer generated “cover the politicians asses” rules of engagement will only result in emboldened and armed Mexican insurgents to push through their loads of humans or drugs.
    Soldiers will die, liberals will rejoice and say “I told you so.”

  6. On April 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm, DEFCON11 said:

    Mexican Army regulars have incurred over the border on multiple occasions on Operation Jump Start and were more heavily armed than the NG’s EITs.

  7. On April 9, 2018 at 6:52 am, DAN III said:

    fUSA has been and continues to shed blood and treasure across the Africa continent. It has been doing so for more than 25 continuous years. Yet, the Amerikan fedgov refuses to defend our own borders with deadly force while using that same deadly force against people not a threat to National Security

    The enemy lies within the mainstream media each state capitol and Washington District of Criminals. Many are elected. However, IMO, the bulk of tyranny emanates from those appointed, non-elected bureaucrats assigned to state/fedgov, 3-letter “agencies”.

    Until American Patriots decide to go Irish Republican Army on these Deep State traitors, nothing will change for the better.

    Sometimes, eventually, violence IS the answer.

  8. On April 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm, Kenneth said:

    Border Patrol seems pretty happy to have the help. If you think that they’re just going I have NG troops just hanging out at the border, waiting for illegals to surrendr tonthem then you’re an idiot. There’s a million ways extra personnel can help without actually having to be on the front lines. Maybe they can free up some BP folks to do more interdiction instead of paperwork or bureaucratic type work.

  9. On April 11, 2018 at 6:43 am, DEFCON11 said:

    Exactly

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