UPDATE – Esper Says Trump Proposed Bombing Mexico, Putting 250,000 US Troops On Border

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 06th May, 2022) Former Defense Department Secretary Mark Esper confirmed in an interview that President Donald Trump’s administration needed to deploy 250,000 lively-obligation US troops to the southern border to discourage migrant caravans.

“(Then-Trump adviser) Stephen Miller, we’re in a meeting waiting for the President to come out, we’re standing around the resolute desk and he’s behind me and this voice just starts talking about caravans are coming and we need to get troops to the border and that we need a quarter of a million troops,” Esper informed CBS information in a video clip launched on Thursday.

Esper, after realizing the request was severe, stated he informed the Trump adviser that the Department of Homeland Security might deal with the caravans headed to the border. However, based on Esper, Miller responded by saying, “no, we need a quarter of a million troops.”

Esper stated protection officers in his division had been engaged on the plan with out his realizing however he instantly terminated it when Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley found it was within the works.

Moreover, Esper added, the United States didn’t have 250,000 troops to ship to the border.

“And to do what?” the previous protection chief requested rhetorically.

The plan was reportedly proposed within the spring of 2020 as an inflow of migrants arrived on the US southern border searching for asylum.

If the deployment was authorized, it will have been the most important use of the American army contained in the United States for the reason that US Civil War.

According to The New York Times, citing Esper’s quickly to be launched e book, Trump requested about doubtlessly launching missiles into Mexico to destroy drug labs and remove cartels whereas sustaining that it could possibly be stored secret.

The US president felt the Mexican authorities was incapable of slowing the move of medication, Esper wrote within the e book previewed by the Times on Thursday.

“They don’t have control of their own country,” Esper quotes Trump as saying in his e book, based on the report.

Esper’s e book, “A Sacred Oath,” is scheduled to be launched on May 10.

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