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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 05:56 PM
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Pentagon Exploring ways to use Military for border security
more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/3858594.h...

May 12, 2006, 9:43AM


Pentagon exploring ways to use the military for border security


Associated Press

WASHINGTON Faced with growing pressure from southern states, the Bush administration wants the military to come up with ideas to help solve security problems along the U.S. border with Mexico.

In back-to-back moves this week, the Pentagon began exploring ways to lend support at the southern border, while the House on Thursday voted to allow the Homeland Security Department in limited cases to use soldiers in that region.

At the Pentagon, Paul McHale, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, asked officials to offer options for the use of military resources and troops particularly the National Guard along the border with Mexico, according to defense officials familiar with the discussions.

The officials, who requested anonymity because the matter has not been made public, said there were no details yet on a defense strategy.
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:02 PM
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1. No details on WHICH defense strategy???
The US border or the violation of posse commitatus???
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:11 PM
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5. exactly! w/them it is always violate first, then don't answer questions
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:02 PM
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2. Backdoor draft? Anyone? They know the minutemen suffer from anxiety
Edited on Fri May-12-06 06:03 PM by applegrove
for being candy-assed cowards for voting with Bush and not taking up arms for the cause in Iraq. They could lie there way into 50,000 recruits. Then put up a stop loss order and transfer them to Iraq in a year.

The money is all they think they need for re-election anyways (aka the tax cuts for the rich).

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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:02 PM
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3. What starts out as a plan to keep the Mexicans out, will end
as a means to keep U.S. citizens in in.
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:05 PM
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4. I'm sure Lou Dobbs will be a happy boy.
I just hope we don't start water-boarding Mexicans and shipping them to Gitmo until they talk.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 07:34 AM
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6. Question- what are we going to use for the Guard?
for this year's Hurricane Season - and for the inevitable "Big One" on the San Andreas Fault?
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