House Permits Pentagon to Assign U.S. Military Along Mexican Border

I’m all for it! About time.

FOXNews.com – House Permits Pentagon to Assign U.S. Military Along Mexican Border

WASHINGTON ? The Pentagon is looking at ways the military can help provide more security along the U.S. southern border, defense officials said Thursday, once again drawing the nation’s armed forces into a politically sensitive domestic role.

On Capitol Hill on Thursday, the House voted 252-171 to allow Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to assign military personnel under certain circumstances to help the Homeland Security Department perform border security. The House added the provision to a larger military measure.

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Posted on May 12, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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