While most of the nation was laser-focused on the midterm elections yesterday, the Pentagon quietly renamed Trump's deployment of active-duty service members to our southern border with Mexico.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the deployment will no longer be referred to as "Operation Faithful Patriot" and commanders in the field have been given a new set of talking points.
WASHINGTON—The Pentagon no longer will publicly refer to its border mission by the name “Operation Faithful Patriot,” officials said Wednesday, dropping a moniker some saw as having political overtones tied to the midterm elections.
Troops instead are expected to call the deployment of nearly 8,000 active-duty troops along three border states by phrases such as “in support of Customs Border Protection,” the officials said.
A determination about the name change, decided by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s office, was issued on Election Day, the officials said.
If this deployment is scaled back now that the election is over, I expect that will happen on a busy Friday evening after regular business hours.