90 Miles From Tyranny : Trump Sends Combat Engineers to Border, Along with 22 Miles of Their Favorite Defensive Tool

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Trump Sends Combat Engineers to Border, Along with 22 Miles of Their Favorite Defensive Tool

U.S. Northern Commander Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy announced Monday that more than 5,200 active duty soldiers are being deployed to the United States’ southern border to “harden the points of entry and address key gaps in areas around the points of entry.”

Three combat engineer battalions will be part of the surge that will bolster President Donald Trump’s defense of the southern border. Gen. O’Shaughnessy said they would arrive “with expertise in building temporary vehicle barriers, fencing — and we’re bringing them in with heavy equipment which, as we speak right now, is line-hauling towards Texas.”
Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy: "By the end of this week we will deploy over 5,200 soldiers to southwest border. That is just the start of this operation."
The combat engineers will also have 22 miles of a longtime favorite waiting for them at the border: concertina wire.

Named after an accordion-like instrument, concertina wire is coiled razor wire that expands to create a temporary barrier. The wire was originally introduced in World War I to help fortify entrenched positions against enemy infantry.

The obstacle is difficult and messy to cross, even for a team of trained professionals.

There’s nothing in the world like concertina wire available to these troops.

It’s easy to deploy, imposing, and doesn’t require maintenance. It can be placed by veterans and greenhorns alike.

Anyone bold enough to cross a barrier made of the stuff quickly discovers another trait: when concertina wire grabs you, it doesn’t let go. Unlike barbed wire that was originally made to...Read More HERE


Whoopie said...

The military concertina wire has small barbs meant to snag clothing and gear, the more you struggle the more you get snagged. The stuff in the top pic is called 'Man Trap' and it has bigger, longer barbs that snag flesh. It's installed along the top of chain link fences at prisons. Inmates who've gotten tangled in it have bled to death before they could be cut free by guards.

Mike Miles said...

So a deterrent like this will save lives and stop border rapes. Thousands have died in the desert trying to cross, thousands of women and girls have been abused, raped and murdered. A true a viable deterrent in the only humane way to stop the carnage. Legal immigration is the only way to enter this nation.