Department of Defense's Support to the Southern Border, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, January 29, 2019 [open pdf - 788KB]
This is the January 29, 2019 hearing on "Department of Defense's Support to the Southern Border" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the Opening Statement of Chairman Adam Smith: "[T]he purpose of today's hearing is to discuss the deployments to the border that have been done of both Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty members of the military. [...] We have a number of questions we want to figure out. First of all, it's just sort of the basics. How many Active Duty members have been sent? What is the plan going forward, how does that compare to the Guard and Reserve? Why did we choose Active Duty for part of this instead of the Guard and Reserve? [...] [W]hat impact does it have to readiness to send several thousand troops down to the southern border? It interrupts their training, it interrupts their dwell time. How is that impacting it? And also, we don't, to my knowledge, have a figure for what this has cost the Pentagon yet, so we want those details." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Gilday and John Rood.
H.A.S.C. No. 116-2; House Armed Services Committee No. 116-2
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