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Mattis defends border deployment, likens it to 1916 effort against Pancho Villa

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https://thehill.com/policy/defense/...oyment-to-1916-effort-to-counter-pancho-villa

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday defended the deployment of active duty troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing that it is providing wartime training, The Associated Press reported.

Mattis pushed back on critics who have said that the 5,800-troop deployment — ordered by President Trump late last month ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections — was weighing on the military's combat readiness.
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Pancho Villa? A bandito?

Our troops are putting up tents & stringing razor wire on top of existing fences. It's a Trumpian optics stunt that makes no sense & Mattis is just playing the game.
 

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https://thehill.com/policy/defense/...oyment-to-1916-effort-to-counter-pancho-villa

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday defended the deployment of active duty troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing that it is providing wartime training, The Associated Press reported.

Mattis pushed back on critics who have said that the 5,800-troop deployment — ordered by President Trump late last month ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections — was weighing on the military's combat readiness.
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Pancho Villa? A bandito?

Our troops are putting up tents & stringing razor wire on top of existing fences. It's a Trumpian optics stunt that makes no sense & Mattis is just playing the game.

We are protecting our border? Good.
 

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wartime training?

oh brother



Gotta give Trump's stooges credit for creativity and chutzpah.
 
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