World

Pentagon hopes to complete first phase of its border mission

Pentagon hopes to complete first phase of its border mission

The deployment is being called "Operation Faithful Patriot". But they do that with us, they're going to be arrested for a long time.

Some 1,100 of the troops are in California, another 1,100 in Arizona and 2,600 in Texas on the eve of crucial midterm elections that will determine whether Trump's Republicans keep their hold on power in Congress.

President Trump on Saturday referred to the barbed wire as "beautiful" and said that "barbed wire used properly can be a handsome sight".

The service members on the border "know exactly what they are doing, they know why they are doing it and they have the proper training and equipment to do it", he said.

The official representative of the Ministry stressed that the military police will protect the employees of the Ministry of defense, which are on the border.

The majority of the forces are now in Texas where 2,600 service members have arrived over the last week, there are 1,100 service members in Arizona and California respectively.

The request was turned down because the Department of Defense felt that active duty troops do not have the authority to conduct that type of mission unless they are granted additional authorities by the President.




Manning said only military police would carry weapons and stressed that there were no plans for US troops to come in contact with protesters or migrants. Instead, the tents will serve as temporary shelters for border security reinforcements.

The initial DHS request was not accepted early on by the Pentagon and was not forwarded up the chain of command for approval. The president thanked the Army Corps of Engineers for their help, without giving details of their activities or specifying whether any tents have yet been erected on military bases to accommodate migrants apprehended after crossing the border.

The US military has declined a draft request from the Trump administration to build migrant detention facilities as a part of the Mexican border mission, according to US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Reuters.

Those are active-duty capabilities; but they are also the purview of the National Guard.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking to Fox News last week, said DHS had asked for air, engineering, logistics and planning support, as well as vehicle barriers and "ways in which we can protect my officers and agents, as well as the ports of entry themselves".

There is still no official cost estimate made public for the 45-day mission, but Manning said the Defense Department will "absorb" the costs of the operation.


  • All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday

    All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday

    Only two other Muslims have been elected to Congress, and both are men now in office: Ellison and Indiana Democratic Rep. Republican Marsha Blackburn won a gruelling, expensive contest to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee.
    China doesn't reveal if it offered loans to Pakistan

    China doesn't reveal if it offered loans to Pakistan

    An information ministry spokesman said the misspelling had nothing to do with Mohammadi's removal, saying it was a "routine affair".
    Ted Cruz Meets Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Gets Roasted

    Ted Cruz Meets Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Gets Roasted

    First, Triumph visited the O'Rourke camp, where he mocked the candidate's attempt at punk music in the 1990s. Polling showed Cruz - vying for his second term - consistently ahead, but by single digits.
  • Tottenham vs. PSV Eindhoven live stream

    Tottenham vs. PSV Eindhoven live stream

    Spurs have one point from three games and will be eliminated if they lose on Tuesday and Inter Milan beat Barcelona. Asked if he thought his team need to improve against Inter, Pochettino said: "I always want more from the team".
    Justice Department to monitor elections in Malden, Lowell

    Justice Department to monitor elections in Malden, Lowell

    Sunday was the last possible day for in-person absentee voting at the clerk's office or other satellite voting locations. Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says those polling places will be staffed by election volunteers.
    NASA Retires Kepler Telescope, the Most Prolific Planet Hunter of All Time

    NASA Retires Kepler Telescope, the Most Prolific Planet Hunter of All Time

    This new telescope has laid with the bare of the diversity of planets which have to reside in our Milky Way galaxy. Kepler was replaced by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ( TESS ), which was launched in April.
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie in the Works With Series Creator Vince Gilligan

    ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie in the Works With Series Creator Vince Gilligan

    The New Mexico film industry and Sony Pictures Television have worked together on both " Breaking Bad " and " Better Call Saul ". Filming will be carried out in Alburquerque from mid November through to February next year.
    The fight of their lives: GOP and Democrats wrestle for Congress

    The fight of their lives: GOP and Democrats wrestle for Congress

    If history is any guide, the party of a president with that level of support is in for a rough time in a mid-term election. Cantor says he thinks more Republicans will head for the exits if they lose. "That is an invasion of our country".
    Online betting sites crashed in lead-up to Melbourne Cup

    Online betting sites crashed in lead-up to Melbourne Cup

    Online sports-betting sites crashed nationwide in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup, the busiest betting event of the year. The Herald Sun reported that Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram criticised the senior jockey.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Missing Character Bug is Getting Fixed Soon

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Missing Character Bug is Getting Fixed Soon

    Red Dead Redemption II players have been venting their anger by sending a real person named Colm O' Driscoll hate messages online. Regardless, for those suffering from the glitch, the characters will automatically return at the beginning of chapter 4 .
    Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

    Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

    During his prime-time Fox show, Hannity played the role of cheerleader from the side as the crowd waited for Trump's appearance . The president professes it is favorite news network and it has even been a launching pad for careers in the administration.
    Xherdan Shaqiri to miss Liverpool trip to Belgrade

    Xherdan Shaqiri to miss Liverpool trip to Belgrade

    As for the team news , Liverpool welcome Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren back and they travelled with the squad. Liverpool FC head into the game fresh from their 1-1 Premier League draw at Arsenal on Saturday night.