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As millions of pieces of military equipment flow back to the U.S. from Iraq and Afghanistan, a growing group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill wants to send some of it straight to the U.S.-Mexico border.
On March 9, Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Ted Poe, R-Texas, along with 16 sheriffs from southwestern border states, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking for an update on which surplus military gear might be available to civilian law enforcement to help shore up border defenses.
Originally posted by rebellender
the Drug Cartels can afford a war but for how long. How long could they sustain payment to indigenous soldiers of fortune from central America.