Originally posted by ChrisF231
I think it's time for a 6th branch of the military: the United States Border Guard Service
- would absorb the existing US Coast Guard and US Border Patrol into a single agency with both military and law enforcement status. The maritime
branch would basically continue to operate as the US Coast Guard does today. The land branch would operate in squad and platoon size mobile patrols
via foot, horseback (bring back the horse cavalry in a mounted infantry role) vehicle (inc armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles),
and helicopter and in company sized defensive positions with several regimental combat team sized units situated some miles behind the actual border
for quick reaction forces or for dealing with rogue Mexican Army units that "accidentally" cross the border.
I think the best way to deal with this is a hidden electronic frontier
that blends in naturally with the plants in that region.
Post signs that it is there, and warn them, but hide the devices
that detect their movements and wireless report it.
Once movement is picked up by the grid an automated watch tower
activates and lights them up with a bullet proofed spotlight.
Current border patrol is activated and if the state feels it is needed
until order is restored citizens militia with body armor, and less than
lethal weapon system like long range pepper spray and tasers
for up close.
Lethal force restrained and only authorized by the on scene commanders.
I can't blame them for wanting to leave Mexico, but when they
start killing ppl here and generally acting like thugs the game
has run its course.
If the Mexican military makes an appearance and fires on US citizens
or border patrol which it has done in the past, A predator drone
should and can destroy it with a hellfire missile.
A robotic electronic, never sleeping, motion sensing multi-layer frontier
with human interaction behind it at a control center.
And that my friends will be the end of the 'Bravo Sierra' on the border.