Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

The intent behind Trump’s new rules of engagement and considerable militarization of the U.S. border appears to be greenlighting the U.S. military to function as an IDF-style military police force whenever the next “threat” emerges, whether it be “foreign invaders” or “internal enemies.”

WASHINGTON  -- Since President Donald Trump first directed the outrage of his supporters at a Central American migrant caravan making its way towards the United States a little over a week ago, his plan to deploy between 5,200 and 15,000 active-duty U.S. soldiers to the border has provoked mixed reactions within the United States. However, Trump’s

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US Mobilizes 5000 Troops To Mexico Border To Confront Migrant Caravan

The troops will be sent to Texas, Arizona and California as Central American migrant caravan makes its way north through Mexico.

Central America Migrant Caravan

The US military will deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border - up from initial estimates of 800, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing US officials. The troops will be sent to Texas, Arizona and California as Central American migrant caravan makes its way north through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday that the

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EFF, ACLU Bring Class-Action Suit Over Warrantless Searches At Border

“Such warrantless searches of travelers’ electronic devices unconstitutionally chill the exercise of speech and associational rights protected by the First Amendment,” the complaint states.

An Apple employee instructs a journalist on the use of the fingerprint scanner technology built into the company's iPhone 5S during a media event in Beijing. Watchdog groups are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Homeland Security officers improperly searched laptops and smartphones without warrants from people entering the country, 10 U.S. citizens and one green card holder claim in a federal class action Wednesday. A group representing several Muslims and people of color, the plaintiffs include a military veteran, journalists, students, an artist, a

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Massive US Troop Movement Reported Along Syria-Jordan Border

A regional news outlet released pictures of dozens of military vehicles believed to be from U.K. and U.S. forces along Jordan’s southern border.

Photo of alleged US-coalition troop movements on the Syria-Jordan border. (Photo: Twitter @M3t4_tr0n)

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Jordan are mobilizing their troops along the border between Syria and Jordan, the al Mayadeen network reported Monday. The pan-Arabist network based out of Beirut, Lebanon, released pictures showing dozens of military vehicles, reportedly in the southern border of the provinces of Suweida and

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Syria Makes Russian-Brokered Deal With Kurds To Counter Turkey

Syria appears to have cut a Russian-brokered deal with the Kurdish YPG and the Manbij Military Council.

Turkish soldiers patrol a road near Hacipasa, Hatay, Turkey. At the peak of Turkey’s oil smuggling boom, the main transit point was a dusty hamlet called Hacipasa on the Orontes River that marks the border with Syria, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Hacipasa has been a smuggling haven for decades, authorities and residents say. The fuel had come from oil wells in Iraq or Syria controlled by militants, including the Islamic State group, and was sold to middle men who smuggled it across the Turkish-Syrian border.

(REPORT) --- Back in August, Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria focused a lot on seizing ISIS territory along the border. At this point, all the easily claimable ISIS cities are gone, and Turkey’s forces are increasingly bumping up against the forces of the Syrian government. In al-Bab, Turkish forces took the city, but Syrian troops took the

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The Troubling, Deadly History Of Bipartisan Efforts To Militarize The Mexico-US Border

Though the border wall is emblematic of Trump’s presidency and political persona, it has long been a bipartisan effort that long precedes Trump’s rise to power.

A protester dressed as a diabolical version of Uncle Sam holds a suitcase full of money at the U.S. border fence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP/Christian Torres)

WASHINGTON --- The Trump administration has taken its first concrete step toward constructing “the wall” -- the much-touted physical barrier which Donald Trump has long promised to erect along the U.S.-Mexico border. The new administration, in just its second month in office, is soliciting fence prototypes from contractors. The lucrative

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