Pentagon Declines Trump Admin’s Request to Build Detention Facilities

Donald Trump in Montana ‘Barbed Wire Used Properly Can Be a Beautiful Sight’			jewel Samad  AFP  Getty		3 Nov 2018

"There is no plan for USA military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States", Dunford said during his remarks at Duke University on Monday.

"Members who are deployed in support of the Department of Homeland Security's border mission are not eligible for imminent-danger pay", he said in a statement Monday.

The disclosure by USA officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, illustrates the tension within the administration over using military resources to fortify the border against illegal immigration, a top election issue for President Donald Trump's base. That doesn't mean shoot them.

Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering work along side with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo, TX applying 300M of barbed wire in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. It's not clear if Mattis weighed in on the decision to reject the request for troops to perform law enforcement functions. "We are providing enabling capability".

"If our soldiers or Border Patrol or ICE are going to be hit in the face with rocks, we're going to arrest those people". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

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Manning's statement came in response to comments by Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy that some of the troops being sent to the border will be armed.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff laid out the process for military support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during a discussion with students in Duke University's Program in American Grand Strategy yesterday.

Asked about the cost of the operation, Manning said it had yet to be determined by the Pentagon's financial services. Approximately 4,800 troops have been deployed with 5,200 expected to be in place by the end of the day. CSBA also estimates that the use of military aircraft in this deployment would cost about $136,645 per day.

With the mission now set to take place November 5 through December 15, for a total of 41 days, the cost of deploying 8,000 troops and air support ranges from approximately $42 million to $55 million, according to the CSBA estimate.

"Barbed wire looks like it's going to be very effective, too, with soldiers standing in front of it", Trump, who considers the approaching caravans an "invasion" said at a rally in Cleveland on Monday.

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That's how much cash you will need in order to 15 thousand military can defend U.S. -Mexico border. DOD officials studied the request and proposed what is being deployed now.

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