UPDATED 5:00 PM PT — Sun. Oct. 28, 2018
Defense Secretary James Mattis discusses the military’s role in making preparations, as the so called migrant caravan continues to advance toward the United States.
Mattis described the DOD’s activities as defense support for the civilian authorities on the border.
He explained the agencies are in a planning phase, using an approach which is similar to the way they prepare for a major storm.
“We are planning logistics right now, said Mattis. Obviously, logistics are always are a tough part, where you have to actually line up where is the gear at, where are the troops at for the mission. Our staffs have meeting over the last three days, they’re meeting now, they’re meeting tomorrow, and we’ll make certain we have whatever material, just like we do for storms.”
Mattis went on to say orders are being drafted and materials like barriers and construction supplies are being sent, in case they are needed.