Pentagon Breaks To Washington: Clean Up Your Own Mess- Immigration Gone Wild
The Pentagon practically told Washington D.C. Dems to buzz off with not one but TWO rejections. The D.C. royals have finally had it with the growing number of illegals pouring in from the southern border states and asked the Pentagon for some costly relief. And why not? They made their bed.
Offering relief without fixing the problem just creates a chaotic and costly cycle and I think that this show the Pentagon at least knows that much.
According to ArmyTimes, the Pentagon on Monday once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Arizona.
According to a copy of a letter to the city reviewed by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said use of the D.C. National Guard would be inappropriate and would hurt the overall readiness of the troops, forcing some to cancel or disrupt military training.
"Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses the 51st annual conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States in Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 8, 2022. (Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely/Army National Guard)
Pentagon reviewing how DC Guard is called up for duty
A decision could come in the next six months, National Guard Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson told Military Times.
By Rachel S. Cohen
The letter said the department also is concerned about putting uniformed military members in direct contact with migrants to provide food, sanitation or other support, saying the troops have no real experience or training for that mission.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rejected a similar D.C. request earlier this month, and Mayor Muriel Bowser had said she would send an amended, “more specific” proposal. Bowser had initially asked for an open-ended deployment of 150 National Guard members per day as well as a “suitable federal location” for a mass housing and processing center, mentioning the D.C. Armory as a logical candidate. The revised request asked that the help be provided for just 90 days.
The Pentagon also denied the use of the armory, saying it is not air-conditioned and would have to undergo costly changes and repairs to make it suitable for overnight stays."