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Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Pentagon has diverted an additional $1.5 billion in Defense Department funds from various accounts in order to fund President Donald Trump's border wall, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Friday.

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Because it's a National Emergency, dontcha know?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-12 02:07 PM | Reply

Joe Biden aka your only hope for a close election, sure thought so.

www.cnn.com

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-12 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Doesn't it suck when you're the only outsider, Zed?

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-12 04:50 PM | Reply

Seems reasonable ...

Always curious why the greatest military in the world has a porous border.

It would be good training for the military personnel to spot, identify and apprehend those crossing our border, oceans illegally. Especially with wars being more "integrated" within the populous, it would be great training. Wasting money blowing things up in the desert is a thing of the past.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-12 04:55 PM | Reply

It would be good training for the military personnel to spot, identify and apprehend those crossing our border, oceans illegally. Especially with wars being more "integrated" within the populous, it would be great training. Wasting money blowing things up in the desert is a thing of the past.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris

The Posse Comitatus Act (1878)prohibited use of the U.S. Army to aid civil officials in enforcing the law or suppressing civil disorder unless expressly ordered to do so by the president. Southern Democratic members of the House who resented widespread use of federal troops during Reconstruction introduced the law.

#5 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-05-12 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#5

That is correct, but the only thing that they can't do in Andrea's "wish list" is apprehend, they are already spotting and identifying illegal border crossers and letting Border Agents do the arresting.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-12 09:41 PM | Reply

Meanwhile Camp Lejeune is still not repaired from Hurrican Florence.

What a sad piece of crap dotard is.

www.wwaytv3.com

"Due to financial challenges from Hurricane Florence, Camp Lejeune will scale back its Fourth of July celebration.

According to a news release, this year the celebration will be open to DoD cardholders and their sponsored guests only."

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-13 07:16 AM | Reply

How many think the military budget should be cut in half or more?

#8 | Posted by jdmeth at 2019-05-13 07:39 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by jdmeth That depends on what mission you have for them.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-13 08:16 AM | Reply

Always curious why the greatest military in the world has a porous border.

#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Cost.

This won't make the border non-porous. It's unlikely to decrease significantly the illegal immigrants entering the country. But the cost will be high in building and maintaining the wall.

Is it worth spending $6 billion to expand the wall and another $1 billion a year for maintenance and replacement to stop an extra 500 to 1,000 illegals per year we aren't currently catching? A mere $6 million per illegal at best doesn't sound like a great deal.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-13 01:45 PM | Reply

The DoD just presented an interesting argument for NOT raising the Defense budget. A decreased Defense budget will go some way toward balancing the country's budget, which (as we all know) GOPers are eager to do, in advance of the 2020 election...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-13 01:46 PM | Reply

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