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Retired colonels tear into Trump over sending troops to border: ‘A profound betrayal of our military

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.
 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.

Hey, it's working. The invaders are not getting in. Even Mexico doesn't want them.
 

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While the troops sit in their tents at the border there were Americans being burned to death in the fires in California.

Priorities, priorities, priorities
 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.

While Mexican nationals are protesting the caravan themselves............LOL


Just more of your juvenile thinking?
 

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Did they support us protecting the borders of other countries, I wonder?
 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.

It's a legitimate national security issue.
 

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Presidents have used the military often for matters of civil disturbances. This is nothing new. Glad those 3 aren't in the military anymore.
 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.


Leftidiots all....
 

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It's a legitimate national security issue.

It's a shallow political stunt. They'll be home before Christmas. The Mexican protests are down to local fears thet Trump might close the border crossing, and bidness is bidness.
 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/...rump-over-sending-troops-to-border-a-profound

Three professors, two of which are retired Army colonels, ripped into President Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 U.S. troops to the southern border in the face of the approaching migrant caravan.

In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the trio writes that the president has used “military forces” as “toy soldiers.”
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They wrote that this stunt was obviously intended to influence the midterm election & was a gross misuse of our military for political reasons.

Defending the border and preventing people from trespassing is part of the job description of many militaries around the world. So it is not a betrayal of our military.
 

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Defending the border and preventing people from trespassing is part of the job description of many militaries around the world. So it is not a betrayal of our military.

It seems rather clear that historically THE #1 duty of a military is to defend their (our) country from invasion. If the military is banned from defending the land of the United States we might as well get rid of it. DEFENSE is THE job of the military. Often defense requires pro-active offense. But it is ALL about defending our country. Whether they defend our country here, in another country, in the air or on the sea - ultimately it is 100% about defending us - meaning Americans and the USA. The only reason to have alliances also is for the defense of our country. It ALL boils down to that - or at least it should.

Note: It is the oath of everyone in the American military to follow the orders of the President of the United States (and ranking officers). That oath does not include "unless you disagree," "unless it will inconvenience you," or "unless politicians tell you not to."

I suspect few young people know that "the Founders" did NOT want a pure democracy. They wanted a Republic that was a collection of separate states - and this was after Washington refused to consider being King. The command of the military 100% singularly rests with the President, other than being dependent upon Congress for money and only Congress could declare a formal war against another country.
 
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