U.S. Military Digs In For Long-Term Border Security Mission

The crisis at the Mexican border may have indefinitely changed U.S. policy as Secretary of Defense Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis extended troop deployment.

“I think that it’s very clear that support (for) the border police — or Border Patrol is necessary right now,” Secretary Mattis reportedly said.

Following the riots by caravan migrants who attacked U.S. Border Patrol agents in an attempt illegally gain entrance, the Department of Homeland Security submitted a request to the Pentagon for a continued military presence.

“The president has made it clear that border security is a top administration priority,” DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman reportedly said. “DHS has reached out for assistance from partners across the federal government to defend our sovereignty, protect our frontline men and women, and secure our border. We appreciate all of the support we have received to date.”

That request asks for a reduction of the 5,600 soldiers currently in place to approximately 4,000. The lower ground forces request is based upon measured success at repelling the 10,000-strong mostly male horde. Border agents were forced to deploy tear gas and fire rubber bullets as criminal migrants charged them throwing rocks and broken bottles. Caravan organizers have been arrested in Mexico for violence and criminal activity. News reports claim they tried to force women and children to the front of the mob as human shields.

“Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it any way you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.,” Pres. Trump tweeted. “We will close the Border permanently if need be.”

Mexican authorities have arrested and deported hundreds of migrants and upwards of 600 felons have reportedly been identified hiding within the ranks. Among the criminal histories of these illegals are charges of rape, murder, and gang affiliation. The recent DHS request provides tactical military support for frontlines law enforcement official who remain at risk.

“Today, DHS submitted a request for assistance to the Department of Defense to extend its support through January 31, 2019,” Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said. “This request refines support to ensure it remains aligned with the current threat, the nature of the mission, and (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) operational requirements.”

The president has empowered U.S. forces to use force — deadly force if necessary — should the migrants attack law enforcement or use violence to penetrate the border. Many of the Central Americans are lingering in Tijuana awaiting asylum claims to be processed. It is widely known that they forfeited the option to gain U.S. refugee status by turning down earlier asylum offers from the Mexican government.

But the crisis at the border has inextricably altered the way American sovereignty is defended from foreign incursions. During both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, troops were called up to protect the border. Migrants massed in groups in the hundreds. But the lure of sanctuary cities and American welfare benefits has acted as a magnet for low-income Central Americans. Coyotes are amassing hordes in the thousands designed to overwhelm border agents. Pres. Donald J. Trump has indicated that troops will remain in place “as long as necessary” and the first extension of 45 days is unlikely to be the last.

“We have a tremendous military force on the southern border, we have large numbers of people trying to get into our country,” Pres. Trump said. “They built great fencing, they built a very powerful fence. The fence is fully manned, nobody gets through.”

The president had already called for more than 2,000 National Guardsmen to support the border efforts before adding 5,600 military regulars. All told, upwards of 8,000 support personnel are in place, and the modest reduction requested by DHS still leaves a large tactical force in place.

The ability of migrants to mass and try to storm the border again remains an ongoing threat. That danger will require a capable ongoing ground force with the skills and agility to withstand further attacks. The current military presence is digging in through January 2019. However, until Congress approves the necessary funding to build a wall and enhance border security, American soldiers could remain in place indefinitely.

~ Conservative Zone


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23 responses to “U.S. Military Digs In For Long-Term Border Security Mission”

  1. I blame the Gov’t of Mexico for allowing this dangerous caravan to come to the border. Democrats are hoping to see them for votes.

    • Agreed. Maybe they failed in an honest attempt to stop them at the border, but they had the distance between the Guatemalan and American borders to intercept and arrest them.

    • It is very interesting that I was “BLOCKED” for sharing this article on FACEBOOK—-that says a lot about where the sympathy lies with those Liberals—certainly not with Americans.
      Americans deserve a SECURE BORDER and face’less book should be ashamed for blocking this article. Russia always wanted to invade America;but, made a decision that it would require either from: dis arming everyone in America, or, re-training the brains of American Children thru the education system —-RE-EDUCATION to become trolls of the NWO, without a say so.

  2. Since we can’t get Congress to do their job, that leaves the military as the next solution. How would I handle it
    End birthright citizenship
    Stop all payments, healthcare, education to illegals
    No drivers license or voting privileges
    Penalize companies/ individuals that hire illegals

    • Your comment makes so much sense, it will never be accepted. Whose brilliant idea was it to feed, house, clothe, educate and medicate foreign invaders?

  3. I see nothing wrong with having our military along the border. We help South Korea with their border as well as other nations. If the left wing liberals aren’t willing to pay for a wall, let them spend it on military costs for troops to be stationed along the border. I admire Trump for doing all that he can to keep this nation safe. If only the left would recognize the danger of open borders and stop this shenanigans, we would all be better off.

  4. The Democrats are pure Globalists and by going against Our President are pushing their agenda for open boarders. ALL OTHER COUNTRIES have boarders. Look at Europe and see what the Globalist are doing to destroy the Countries over there. They are pushing One World Government that means we will become slaves to them. We will become hungry and have no rights, we must support Our President and BUILD THAT WALL. Come in legally or stay out. If you can support yourself, give back to this Country for Freedom, Respect Our President, Flag, Constitution, put in at least two years in Our Military then your Welcome.

  5. We need to END the attraction for them wanting to come here. Sanctuary cities and states! That way they can apply properly as the law has always dictated.

  6. Ironic that the recent developments will cost the US taxpayers millions. Instead of building a wall we are now paying our soldiers to guard the border. Current Democratic Party leaders are at least partly responsible for not siding with The President on border controls and immigration. Let them know that at the next election.

  7. This hoard of criminals must be treated as invaders!!! If they clear the border, then shoot on sight! That will put an end to these criminal invaders that are breaking the law. That”s why they call them ILLEGAL’s!!!!!

  8. Those in Gov’t that don’t want secure borders and just want as many people as they can just for the VOTES don’t care for America only themselves and what they really want to do to this country…think about it ???
    It behooves the American people to take a “deep look” and engage in some research to get the proper information for yourself and then compare with what you find from “ALL SOURCES” and make a decision as to what is and what isn’t…and I promise you if you put in the effort to find the truth you will be surprised at what you find and then ask yourselves why have they been lying to us all these years…
    Be Safe….

  9. Mexico is not an a friend of the US. We need a squad of B-52’s to bomb a 3 mile swath on the Mexican side of the border. If they don’t like it, then declare war and take the whole country. Then all the illegal trash can go home.
    Drastic times require drastic action.

  10. Rick…I think the solution you propose would be effective, but difficult to implement, partly because of fact that people have built up so densely up close to the border. Bombs are not precision weapons. On the other hand, very few people will willingly walk into a wall of flame (see example below)
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    ______________________________________________________
    8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888
    The pluses represent a battery of flamethrowers…or old jet engines… The solid black line represents our border.
    The figure 8’s represent human beings on the southern side of the border. As long as they do not approach the border itself, they will come to no harm…

  11. It’s to bad the Mexican Police didn’t stop them the moment they set foot in Mexico. They invaded Mexico.
    Well now they are at our border & the Democratic (Communist) party is grandstanding. Well, there is more than one way to skin a cat. One, start arresting members of the Communist Party, start levying heavy fines, seize the property of the Communist Party. This includes Soros & his son.
    The “Democrats” have turned into a dangerous group of people. With people like Maxine Waters & Nancy Pelosi constantly stirring the pot, calling out the members of their party to attack conservatives. That is domestic violence. Anyone practicing that type of behavior should be arrested and heavily fined. That includes the people on the college campuses. You are tsupposed to be in school to get an education not attack your fellow students just because they have a different opinion.
    I truly wish Trump would put an abrupt halt to this uncivilized behavior.
    As far as the people at the border are concerned they should be told that there will be no government at all. They are not citizens of the United States. We need to not allow them food stamps, we shouldn’t allow them free medical care nor should we overcrowd our schools with their children. Our own children are being denied quality education because the teachers have to go at a snails pace for non-English speaking kids. We are destroying our way of life with this stupid political correctness.
    It should be if you come to America you adapt to the American way of life, if you are incapable of becoming an American then you need to stay in your own country.
    Stop allowing others to drain our resources. We do not need any more people living off the taxpayers. We certainly don’t need the Muslims in our country, they are barbarians with a warped sense of behavior. Those filthy people are peeing and pooping on our city streets and soon we will become riddled with diseases. Muslims are barbarians.
    Our country is becoming unrecognizable, this is certainly not the Americca I grew up in. We used to be civilized and treated others with respect.
    If we cut off all welfare to non-Americans they wont want to come here. Do you realize we have the extra wives. & children of Muslims collecting welfare? Just how stupid can we get?

  12. Still the people is MISINFORMED by the false Media coverage, that’s why our Country is not respecting the office of the President. TO STOP THE ILLEGAL ENTRY TO THIS COUNTRY IS TO BUILD THE WALL, PERIOD. COME THROUGH PROPER PROCEDURES AND YOU WILL BE WELCOME!

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