Trump Regime

Operation Political Stunt

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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.

  • One more example of our military avoiding orders from Trumpster the Dumpster. I’ll take this passive disobedience as a win, particularly if they reduce the number of troops.

  • Draxiar

    You know what a faithful patriot does? She/He offers respectable food and shelter to the huddled masses yearning to be free.

  • Badgerite

    They should have called it Operation Barbed Wire. Or Operation Children in Cages. That would have been more accurate
    than “Faithful Patriot”. A moniker that does not apply to trump.

  • muselet

    Operation Faithful Patriot always had more than a faint whiff of Donald Trump to it (Branding, baby! It’s all about the branding!). It’s no wonder the DOD finally got fed up and dropped the crass name.

    Too bad DOD couldn’t drop the whole mission.

    –alopecia