However, several Pentagon officials have said privately that the deployment of troops on the southwestern frontier would affect "readiness" – military jargon, because enough armed forces are trained and ready to fight. It also contradicts the Pentagon's renewed emphasis on "Lethality," a military slogan that describes the ability to quickly overwhelm enemies.
something different than their intended mission, "said Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies and a keen observer of the Pentagon budget.
When troops are used for one operation, it means fewer forces for another compared to the number of troops the United States has in Syria (2,000). , Afghanistan (14,000) and Iraq (5,000), the number of troops sent to Texas, Arizona, and California will be a significant number of all the troops deployed worldwide. "It is true that the border mission is only a fraction of the 1 , Would require 3 million active troops of the American military This limited number of special forces are also used up when they are needed for a national disaster or for use in a war zone. 19659007] The rapid sending of more than 5,200 troops, their vehicles and equipment to the Southwest border is not an easy task and requires a small fleet of aircraft to work effectively. This means that transport jets and other aircraft have to be converted from other orders.
The troops will come from bases throughout the country and sent to nearby border towns in Brownsville, Texas, Nogales, Arizona, and Southern California. There troops must be accommodated and fed. This means they need temporary dining and tents when permanent facilities are overburdened or when they are sent to more severe locations.