BREAKING: Marine Corps commandant warns deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’

MARCH 21, 2019

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The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”

In two internal memos, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the “unplanned/unbudgeted” deployment along the border that President Trump ordered last fall, and shifts of other funds to support border security, had forced him to cancel or reduce planned military training in at least five countries, and delay urgent repairs at bases.

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The border deployment and funding transfers, as well as recovery costs from hurricanes Florence and Michael, new housing allowances and civilian pay raises, are taking a toll on combat readiness, Neller wrote to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

The Times obtained copies of the memos, dated March 18 and March 19.

Neller, a four-star general, said because of the problems, Marines will not participate in planned training exercises in Indonesia, Scotland and Mongolia, and will reduce their participation in joint exercises with Australia and South Korea.

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6 Comments

  1. Quercus March 21st, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    OK, let’s choose which is more important. Training in other countries or protecting our own border.

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  2. Gary Miller March 21st, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Time for another deep state military swamp creature to be replaced!

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  3. frosted March 21st, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Where the hell was neller when Hussein was destroying the military. I’ll bet I know. In Hussein’s pocket. Still is, it sounds like.

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  4. Joretta Hutton March 21st, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Cry me a river. I thought our military was to protect our country. Our Southern Border is in need of protection. Do your job and quit complaining.

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  5. Richard March 22nd, 2019 at 8:13 am

    It sounds like the words of a true liberal. He must be ready for retirement by now, we will throw him a going away party.
    The mission of the military is to protect our country from all invaders, and we are being invaded!

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  6. Julie Miller March 22nd, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Your first responsibility General Neller is to protect the homeland. Period! Once that is accomplished we can send you and your troops to far off lands. If I had the choice I’d place every single Marine, Sailor, Airman, and Soldier on the border we have both along Mexico AND Canada. Once our borders are secured with a proper wall in both places then we can send them all off to wherever. Until then they ALL have to defend this country first.

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