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megimoo
06-28-2009, 04:00 PM
"Napolitano wants the DOD to pay and DHS to orders the troops around And OBama will Go Against The Troops !"
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At Issue: Which One Directs Troops in Anti-Drug Mission

A proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to counter drug trafficking has triggered a bureaucratic standoff between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security over the military's role in domestic affairs, according to officials in both departments.

The debate has engaged a pair of powerful personalities, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in what their subordinates describe as a turf fight over which agency should direct the use of troops to assist in the fight against Mexican cartels and which one should pay for them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/27/AR2009062700956.html?hpid=artslot