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Trump’s Mission To The US-Mexico Border Will No Longer Be Called Operation Faithful Patriot

Trump's Mission To The US-Mexico Border Will No Longer Be Called Operation Faithful Patriot

The Department of Defense has downgraded the border mission for U.S. troops, scrapping the name “Operation Faithful Patriot” and replaced it with “border support.”

“We are not calling it Operation Faithful President,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis told Business Insider, confirming an earlier report from The Wall Street Journal. “We are calling it border support.”

The Pentagon refused to offer an explanation for the decision to change the name, which was first introduced by U.S. Northern Command. “The mission status remains unchanged,” NORTHCOM told Business Insider.

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The operation, announced last week, has already seen more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel deployed to locations across Texas, Arizona, and California with the possibility that as many as 8,000 troops could head south as migrant caravans march toward the U.S.-Mexico border.

Troops have been running razor wire, constructing tent facilities, providing planning assistance, and training, NORTHCOM told Business Insider on Tuesday.

The largest troop deployment of the Trump presidency came as the president called the approaching streams of thousands of migrants an “invasion” and a national emergency requiring the advanced capabilities of the U.S. military, a dramatic move that came in the days before the 2018 mid-term elections.

U.S. Air Force/Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez

Soldiers from various Engineering Units separate packaged concertina wire from pallets Nov. 5, 2018, on the Anzalduas International Bridge, Texas. U.S Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the southern border of the United States

As troops are barred by law from law enforcement activities on U.S. soil, the units deployed to the border have been relegated to a Title X support role, which involves constructing …read more

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