- Jan 21, 2010
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When did he say he "lacked confidence". He said they weren't trained.
Yes, they may be trained well enough for combat, but not well enough for Border Patrol. It's two different kinds of mission. Just because you know how to do one, doesn't mean you know how to do the other.
It's like saying anyone trained in M&A Finance can do Accounting .
Could they be trained to perform Border Patrol functions? Yes. But are they? No.
Pehaps some of these contingency plans you refer to include a training requirment???
Beg to differ with you a bit...he compared our troops to those at Kent State and said that would be repeated....that to me shows a lack of confidence in our troops today, which is a completely different force than what we had during the Kent State era.
As to patroling a border, sorry but that isn't an overly complicated task. We had a volunteer force of civilians called the Minutemen and they were able to just show up and watch areas of the border, call the Border Patrol with accurate information, and they produced big results in the areas they were patroling.....think our military forces are more than capable of doing something very similar.....and of course some base training should be done, but think you could probably do that in about half a day with each squad....responsibilities could be increased over time....again, never said we were just going to throw a switch and magically complete a deployment.