DOD response. Commander of Northern Command speaking.
2. DOD's codename for this is Faithful Patriot.
3. marco sense to flow in military assets to build up southern Texas, AZ and CA
4. They will reinforce along priority points of entry...
6. SPECIFIC request for assistance is for the ACTIVE DUTY military to enhance the capacity and capabilities of CBP by providing robust military capability
8. List of some of the capabilities the DOD is bringing to the mission.
9. US army corp of engineers, 3 highly experienced combat engineer battalions
11. military planning teams which are already actively engaged with CBP
12. integrated command and control with CBP working ...
14. bringing 3 medium lift helicopter companies. aircraft equipped with latest technology including enhanced optics, senors to operate at night, will bring CBP to points they need to be.
16. Military police units, strategic airlift,
17. right now 3 C130's and a C-17 are ready to deploy , medical units and logistical support
19. besides men and equipment DOD is bringing in critical material. enough razor wire to cover 22 miles with an additional 150 miles they can bring if needed.
21. everything is covered by current law. suck it libs.
22. moving to question and answer phase.
1. (for DOD) Why wasn't national guard forces used instead?
A) National guard operation continues. This effort Faithful Patriot brings additional capabilities/capacity
2. ask about posse comitatus will soldiers be armed?
A) everything is inline with posse/title 10
3. (for CBP)ABC states the caravan will dwindle and asks why this is a big deal. Is it political? (idiots)
A) Very large group much larger than last one plus we see other large groups forming.
4. (for CBP)What happens to those that reach American soil (reporters suck)
A) could pull some from Northern border and special groups. all across the country if needed.
A) President has made it clear border security is national security. Our orders are very clear.we will secure the border.
A) fortifications still being worked out
8 ( for CBP) IG report on previous caravan, lessons learned?
A) can only process a certain number at a time. that's life basically.
Follow up ( so how will you process this group...) its questionable depends on the size/ we will keep same procedure.
A) the goal is to deter people from trying to cross. will apply laws in full no matter where they cross.