Trump keeps using our troops as his personal toy soldiers.
Courtesy of Yahoo News:
The United States will send an additional 3,750 troops to its frontier with Mexico, the Pentagon said Sunday, as President Donald Trump doubled down on his call for a wall to boost border security.
Soldiers were originally deployed to the border under an order Trump gave before midterm elections in November as “caravans” of migrants made their way to the border to seek asylum from violence and poverty in their own countries.
But the mission, under which troops assist civilian border patrol agents by providing logistical support and installing concertina-wire fencing, has been described by opponents as a political stunt designed to create the illusion of a crisis.
“The Department of Defense will deploy approximately 3,750 additional US forces to provide the additional support to CBP (Customs and Border Protection) at the southwest border that Acting Secretary of Defense (Pat) Shanahan approved Jan. 11,” a statement said.
This additional deployment is for three months, the statement added and will bring to 4,350 the total number of troops at the border.
Their tasks will include “a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry.”
I think this is supposed to be in response to other “caravans” preparing to invade America looking for a job, though for the life of me I cannot remember if the last disease infested group of sex traffickers and drug mules ever arrived at our border.
“What did you do during the great immigrant zombie apocalypse Daddy?”
“Oh well, I put up razor wire and dug outhouses son. I was in the thick of it.”
Does the military even have a medal for standing around with your thumb up your ass?