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Navy Admiral: Active-Duty Members and Places u.s

navy admiral: The troops going to the border areas of Texas, Arizona and California are a small fraction of the military's roughly 1.3 million active-duty members, and the mission is set to last only 45 days, according to CTV. But many question the wisdom of drawing even several thousand away from training for their key purpose to win wars. Some argue it detracts from it. James Stavridis, a retired Navy admiral and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, said the troops should be preparing for combat and other missions, not monitoring a peaceful border for the arrival of a migrant caravan of several thousand people on foot, still about 900 miles 1,450 kilometres away. It places U.S. troops who are fundamentally untrained for the mission of border security and border enforcement into an area of operations, which could cause incidents of a negative character. It sends a terrible signal to Latin America and the Caribbean as we unnecessarily militarize our border, Stavridis, who also served as the top NATO commander, said Thursday. ( As reported in the news.