Friday, May 19, 2006

Crazy Idea....

...or not so crazy?

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld assured members of Congress today that using thousands of National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico will not detract from the troops' ability to perform other missions at home and abroad. He said it would sharpen their skills. "The up to 6,000 guardsmen and women proposed for this effort represent less than 2 percent of the total National Guard force of some 400,000, and for the most part, they will be deployed during their two- or three-week active duty training period," he told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee. "As such, this will not only not adversely affect America's ability to conduct the war on terror or respond to other domestic emergencies, it will actually provide useful real-life training for the members of the National Guard," he added.

It's a good start on gathering and training troops for Iran...

1 Comments:

Blogger Ronni said...

Hot, dry climate...desert-like conditions...

8:41 AM  

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