Washington Free Beacon: Biden Pick for Pentagon Policy Chief Opposed Sending Troops to Southern Border

IRLI In The News

April 13, 2021

By Alana Goodman

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Pentagon policy chief is a vocal opponent of sending U.S. military personnel to address the southern border crisis, a position that could pit him against Democratic senators from border states during his confirmation vote.

Colin Kahl called the Trump administration’s decision in 2018 to deploy troops to the southern border a “dangerous precedent” and a “stunt,” and called on then-secretary of defense James Mattis to resign rather than carry out the order. The troops, who were sent to support Border Patrol with monitoring and intelligence operations, have remained at the border under the Biden administration.

Read the full story at The Washington Free Beacon

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