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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:02 PM

Hundreds more active-duty troops may be sent to US-Mexico border


WASHINGTON ó U.S. officials say the Pentagon is finalizing plans that would send hundreds of additional active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border for several more months to support the Department of Homeland Security.

The troops would install another 160 miles of concertina wire in Arizona and California.

Details are being worked out, but the plan likely would extend the military's border mission though the end of September.

The mission is separate from President Donald Trumpís campaign to build a border wall but is designed to bolster security.


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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

1. hey, they should just put in some land mines while they're at it

I think that's gonna be my new argument when some asshole starts going off about the wall; the fuckers won't listen to any logic, and certainly not any kind of appeal to empathy...so I'll start telling them I disagree with the wall for practical purposes, since it just won't really be all that effective, and we should instead put in an impenetrable minefield across the entire border. If anyone tells me that's cruel and horrible, I'll start screaming about how "WHAT, DO YOU WANT OPEN BORDERS??? THESE ANIMALS THAT ARE INVADING OUR COUNTRY MUST BE STOPPED AT ALL COSTS!!" Maybe that would wake them up to how horrible they themselves sound about this whole thing...oh, who am I kidding? A bunch of them would probably just think that's a great idea.

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