The Pentagon is dropping the name only one day after the election
The Pentagon is no longer calling the US military mission on the southern border “Operation Faithful Patriot,” officials said Wednesday, opting to re-brand President Donald Trump’s deployment of more than 8,000 troops as “border support” the day after the 2018 midterm elections.
Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Jamie Davis told CNN, “we are not calling it ‘Operation Faithful Patriot,’ we are calling it ‘border support.’”
“When you have a named operation it comes with funding protocols and the process is deliberate,” Kirby said, adding that in this case, the decision remove the name is not going to change the way troops are resourced or paid.
Day before the election the Joint Chief of Staff said this.
On Monday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said US troops will not “be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States” but are offering logistical support to Customs and Border Patrol, which currently consists primarily of “putting up concertina wire and reinforcing the points of entry.”