U.S. Northern Command continues providing military support to the DHS and CBP to secure the SWB of the United States. See the following statement for information on DOD support at the San Ysidro POE. @DeptofDefense @USArmyNorth @CBP @DHSgov pic.twitter.com/LjUQ1h3anc— NORAD & USNORTHCOM (@Norad_Northcom) November 25, 2018
DOD just provided a simple answer to the question of whether U.S. military troops will be conducting law enforcement activities on the Mexican border. They will not, but they will provide force protection for federal law enforcement personnel. For example, riot control.
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This is nothing new. We trained at riot control formations way back in my own Military Police days, when Reagan was President and there were still vivid memories of Army support to domestic law enforcement during the riots of the '60s and '70s.