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Jim Mattis Gets the Green Light From Trump

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It’s on.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has been given a green light from President Trump to do what he does best – get the job done without any regard for the whiners.

Mattis’ new authority from the president will allow him to deploy troops to the border with Mexico where they can now engage in “military protective activities.”

More clarification via Breitbart:

Mattis said despite the new authorization, the current missions have not yet changed and that troops remain unarmed except for those whose specific job is to protect other deployed troops.

“There has been no call for any lethal force from the Department of Homeland Security,” he told reporters Wednesday. “We don’t have guns in their hands right now other than a couple of non-commissioned officers who at any point … are armed for force protection.”

“So there is no armed element going in … I will determine it based upon what DHS asks for, and a mission analysis, and when we do that, we’ll let you know what it is,” he said.

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