Tag: Military Deployments

Evaluation of the United States Military Support of Department of Homeland Security Southern Border Security Operations Under Title 10 Authority

August 18, 2020

Published by the Department of Defense Inspector-General on August 18, 2020.

A detailed look at the funding, management, and legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployments of military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. (Link at dodig.mil)

Tags: Budget, Civil-Military Relations, Military Deployments, Oversight

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020
  • The Pentagon confirms that the Defense Department intends to keep as many as 4,000 troops at the U.S.-Mexico border through October despite no signs of an actual crisis. Most military backup will come from the Nationa Guard, which cannot engage in law enforcement activities but will help monitor the frontier, provide logistics, and offer transport to CBP personnel. There are currently approximately 5,500 troops deployed to the border.

Tags: Civil-Military Relations, Military Deployments

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020
  • U.S. defense officials state that the Pentagon is actively considering reducing the number of troops at the southern border by September and replacing them with members of the National Guard. This would bring the deployment in line with previous military operations at the border by the Bush and Obama administrations. There are approximately 5,000 active duty troops deployed to the border.

Tags: Civil-Military Relations, Military Deployments