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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:36 PM

Trump's border deployments could cost $220 million as Pentagon sees no threat from migrant caravan
  • President Donald Trump's move to deploy troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is shaping up to cost $220 million, according to two U.S. defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly.
  • Trump, who has made the caravan one of his prime targets in campaign speeches, said he is prepared to send as many as 15,000 troops to the border.
  • A Pentagon risk assessment found that the caravan did not pose a threat to the United States, a source said. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.
Amanda Macias | @amanda_m_macias
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WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump's move to deploy troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is so far shaping up to have a cost of $220 million, according to two U.S. defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly.

The initial cost estimate, a figure that could change based on the ultimate size and scope of the mission, comes as nearly 4,000 troops moved to the border Saturday as Trump has repeatedly warned of a caravan of migrants from Central America.

In a briefing Monday, however, the Pentagon said it had no cost estimate at the moment.

In mid-October, a caravan of at least 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum left Honduras for the United States border. The caravan is currently in southern Mexico.

Trump has made the caravan one of his prime targets as he campaigns for Republicans down the stretch of the midterm election campaign. The president has referred to the caravan as an "invasion" while claiming that Democrats want open borders, which Democrats deny.

Critics have called the deployment a political stunt. Defense Secretary James Mattis, however, downplayed that criticism last week. "The support that we provide to the secretary for Homeland Security is practical support based on the request from the commissioner of customs and border police. We don't do stunts in this department," he said Wednesday.

A Pentagon risk assessment found that the caravan did not pose a threat to the United States, according to a person with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.

A second caravan of about 1,000 to 1,500 people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, crossed the border into Mexico last week.

The Department of Defense estimates that more than 7,000 troops will be positioned in California, Arizona and Texas in support of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. In which case, the border mission, dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot, will have a larger U.S. military footprint than the combined efforts in Iraq and Syria.

However, last week, Trump said he was prepared to deploy as many as 15,000 service members to the border, a move that would be on par with the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, which remains America's longest war.

The Pentagon and White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

The Washington Post previously reported that the border deployment could end up costing $200 million by the end of the year.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:43 PM

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Why the Solyndra mistake is still important to remember

Solyndra officials used inaccurate information to mislead the Department of Energy in its application for a $535 million loan guarantee. The report also found that there were shortcomings with the DOEís process of managing and approving the loan guarantee to Solyndra. Solyndra of course is the once much-hyped solar panel startup that raised over a billion dollars from private investors and lost $5oo million of tax-payer funds, in the form of a loan backed by the DOE, when the company later went bankrupt. The loan program was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, but Obamaís stimulus plan first funded it. Loan guarantees basically says the government will pay back the loans to a company if borrowers canít. In many cases, like in Solyndraís case, the government also provided the loans as well, via the Federal Financing Bank.


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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:49 PM

Cheap at twice the price. Our European allies should have protected their sovereignty instead of allowing illegal aliens to over run entire nations. The numbers of historical examples are endless.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:50 PM

What's the cost of doing nothing?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:56 PM

View PostDJGoody, on 05 November 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

What's the cost of doing nothing?



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At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens.
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Now that's just based on 12.5 million illegals, when we KNOW there are at least twice that living here in the United States, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out just how much it costs us NOT to build the wall and stop this at it's freaking source, THEN round up the ones here, AND their children, and send them back to where they came from.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:01 PM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 05 November 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

link to article

Now that's just based on 12.5 million illegals, when we KNOW there are at least twice that living here in the United States, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out just how much it costs us NOT to build the wall and stop this at it's freaking source, THEN round up the ones here, AND their children, and send them back to where they came from.




Exactly! As Coach stated: Cheap at twice the cost!

Of course the poster of this article doesn't care about that cost.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:02 PM

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In mid-October, a caravan of at least 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum left Honduras for the United States border. The caravan is currently in southern Mexico.


What's preventing them from applying for asylum in Mexico? Maybe the criminal act of invading the country?

How much does the Pentagon spend on defending the border of South Korea and Afghanistan?

The Pentagon says the caravan is "not a threat" because they still need to cross several hundred miles. That is, the invasion is not yet on the horizon. We should have militarized our border a long time ago.

As Thomas Sowell said: "If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism".
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:04 PM

View PostCoach, on 05 November 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

Cheap at twice the price. Our European allies should have protected their sovereignty instead of allowing illegal aliens to over run entire nations. The numbers of historical examples are endless.


Yup. Only 220 mil? That's all? Definitely worth it, and then some.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

They pose a threat to our treasury and our citizens. Some of Our_Posters never tire of pissing in the wind.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:14 PM

View PostThat_Guy, on 05 November 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

Trump's border deployments could cost $220 million as Pentagon sees no threat from migrant caravan
  • President Donald Trump's move to deploy troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is shaping up to cost $220 million, according to two U.S. defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly.
  • Trump, who has made the caravan one of his prime targets in campaign speeches, said he is prepared to send as many as 15,000 troops to the border.
  • A Pentagon risk assessment found that the caravan did not pose a threat to the United States, a source said. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.
Amanda Macias | @amanda_m_macias
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WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump's move to deploy troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is so far shaping up to have a cost of $220 million, according to two U.S. defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly.

The initial cost estimate, a figure that could change based on the ultimate size and scope of the mission, comes as nearly 4,000 troops moved to the border Saturday as Trump has repeatedly warned of a caravan of migrants from Central America.

In a briefing Monday, however, the Pentagon said it had no cost estimate at the moment.

In mid-October, a caravan of at least 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum left Honduras for the United States border. The caravan is currently in southern Mexico.

Trump has made the caravan one of his prime targets as he campaigns for Republicans down the stretch of the midterm election campaign. The president has referred to the caravan as an "invasion" while claiming that Democrats want open borders, which Democrats deny.

Critics have called the deployment a political stunt. Defense Secretary James Mattis, however, downplayed that criticism last week. "The support that we provide to the secretary for Homeland Security is practical support based on the request from the commissioner of customs and border police. We don't do stunts in this department," he said Wednesday.

A Pentagon risk assessment found that the caravan did not pose a threat to the United States, according to a person with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.

A second caravan of about 1,000 to 1,500 people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, crossed the border into Mexico last week.

The Department of Defense estimates that more than 7,000 troops will be positioned in California, Arizona and Texas in support of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. In which case, the border mission, dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot, will have a larger U.S. military footprint than the combined efforts in Iraq and Syria.

However, last week, Trump said he was prepared to deploy as many as 15,000 service members to the border, a move that would be on par with the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, which remains America's longest war.

The Pentagon and White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

The Washington Post previously reported that the border deployment could end up costing $200 million by the end of the year.

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Really scared about tomorrow, Skippy?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

View PostRedSoloCup, on 05 November 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

:yawn:

Really scared about tomorrow, Skippy?

Anticipating a total stroke out on his behalf. He'll be gone til at least Friday before he comes back out from under his rock withe the Official Party-Approved Litany of Excuses.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

View PostNoclevermoniker, on 05 November 2018 - 03:19 PM, said:

Anticipating a total stroke out on his behalf. He'll be gone til at least Friday before he comes back out from under his rock withe the Official Party-Approved Litany of Excuses.


I hope!

Hopefully it will be bad enough he never returns...

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:22 PM

Itís money well spent if it instills fear and hatred of the bloodthirsty hordes, coming to invade our homes, into the voting public.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:24 PM

View PostRedSoloCup, on 05 November 2018 - 03:19 PM, said:

I hope!

Hopefully it will be bad enough he never returns...

I doubt that. For ten years, he's proven that his feedback mechanism is busted. He cannot learn from past mistakes, nor objective evidence. It's a mental deficiency.

View PostLadybird, on 05 November 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

It’s money well spent if it instills fear and hatred of the bloodthirsty hordes, coming to invade our homes, into the voting public.

Good lord, just shut up. You've lost your mind. Who was it whipped up the "community" with, "They gonna put y'all back in chains!!" Remember, LB?

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:30 PM

View PostDJGoody, on 05 November 2018 - 03:01 PM, said:

Exactly! As Coach stated: Cheap at twice the cost!

Of course the poster of this article doesn't care about that cost.

It's laughable every time that a dumbascrap ever whines about the cost of anything? :lol:

These are the very same dumbascraps that loved all of the Obamunist's obscene borrowing and spending us into the trillions of dollars of new debt and they never once passed a budget for all those 8 years?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:35 PM

View PostLadybird, on 05 November 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Itís money well spent if it instills fear and hatred of the bloodthirsty hordes, coming to invade our homes, into the voting public.

The fear is yours, especially for what will happen tomorrow?
Your like minded cohorts are puckered so tight right now that a nail can't be shoved into that bodily orifice?

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:37 PM

View PostNoclevermoniker, on 05 November 2018 - 03:24 PM, said:

I doubt that. For ten years, he's proven that his feedback mechanism is busted. He cannot learn from past mistakes, nor objective evidence. It's a mental deficiency.


Good lord, just shut up. You've lost your mind. Who was it whipped up the "community" with, "They gonna put y'all back in chains!!" Remember, LB?


Yes, I remember. So you approve of this brand of fear mongering and hyperbole?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:41 PM

View PostLadybird, on 05 November 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

Yes, I remember. So you approve of this brand of fear mongering and hyperbole?

Are illegal criminal aliens a threat or not? Would you welcome them into your home?

Are you wearing any new chains?

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

View PostLadybird, on 05 November 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Itís money well spent if it instills fear and hatred of the bloodthirsty hordes, coming to invade our homes, into the voting public.



Does your doctor know you've quit taking your meds?
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:44 PM

Anyone else find it hilarious that the only times democrats are concerned about deficits are when Republicans are in control.

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