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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 11:02 PM

Marine general let memos leak to demonstrate border deployment hurt readiness: report

Source: The Hill




By Zack Budryk - 04/04/19 11:40 AM EDT



The Marines’ top general allowed the leak of internal Pentagon memos to publicize hardships military families faced during the deployment of troops to the southern border, according to a Newsweek report.

Marine Corp Commandant Gen. Robert Neller allowed two Defense Department memos to leak to NBC News and the Los Angeles Times in the past two weeks, Newsweek reported, citing two Pentagon sources.

In the documents, Neller describes unplanned service spending bills, including for the border deployment, forcing him to cancel or scale back planned training exercises, including the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) for II Marine Expeditionary Force, which was canceled outright, and Exercises Northern Edge, a joint exercise between the Marines and allied partners aimed at preparing for conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, which was “significantly reduced,” according to the report.

“The combat readiness of II Marine Expeditionary Force—1/3 the combat power of the Marine Corps—is degraded and will continue to degrade given current conditions,” Neller wrote in the memos.

The letter leaked to NBC.......................

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/marine-corps/437363-marine-general-let-emails-leak-to-demonstrate-border-deployment











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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:10 AM

1. Despite the Pentagon having a spare billion to reallocate to Teh Wall(tm)?

Until the transfer was quashed by the House.

Not that I want the military deployed on the Mexico border - there are much better things they could be doing like assisting Puerto Rico and other weather disaster cleanup areas.

You can fight off eager immigrant families, or you can welcome them to be our citizens, strengthen our military, contribute to our taxes and Social Security, raise their children to be proud Americans.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:30 AM

2. Russians, I mean republicans always hurt readiness. They could give two craps about those serving.

They're just fodder to be used for Russian, I mean republican gain.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:33 AM

3. Trump is a threat to the United States.

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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:50 AM

4. Semper Fi!

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