As earlier reported, 6 armed Mexican military troops crossed the US border into Mexico and detained 2 US Army soldiers at gun point.
The Pentagon, at the request of the White House quickly began re-evaluating their rules of engagement after the incident.
President Trump recently tweeted that he believes the action of the Mexican soldiers was a way of protecting drug smugglers and that they really aren’t interested in protecting their own border.
Consequently, Trump has now ordered that armed troops be sent to the border to help secure the border and avoid any similar incidents.
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The National Sentinel – Escalation: Trump to send ARMED U.S. troops to border after incident with Mexican soldiers – Following an incident involving a pair of lightly armed U.S. soldiers and a squad of more heavily-armed Mexican troops in Texas earlier this month, POTUS Donald Trump announced Wednesday that in the future, American soldiers will also carry additional arms.
In addition, the president opined that perhaps the Mexican troops were not really interested in securing their country’s border as they were assisting a drug cartel.
“Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!” the commander-in-chief tweeted…
Trump has done more than just tweet his suspicions of Mexican troops working to help protect drug smugglers, he went so far as to accused Mexican authorities of helping the drug cartels and coyotes (human traffickers).
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado responded to Trump, saying he was sorry for the incident and that he would investigate it.
However, history shows that Mexican authorities have been pretty much helpless to stop the corruption, drug smuggling and human trafficking.
The question is, do the armed US troops have orders to use their weapons if necessary?