4 thoughts on “Some Turkey?

  1. KP says:

    “Deployed Inside the United States: The Military Waits for the Migrant Caravan : With little electricity, no combat pay and holidays away from home, the 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils.” (NYT 11/10/18) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/deployed-inside-the-united-states-the-military-waits-for-the-migrant-caravan.html
    See MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) “Menu No. 18 Turkey Breast with Gravy and Potatoes” http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/SHTF/MRE/Turkey%20and%20Potatoes/chicken1.jpg also the prepared entrée at http://cookingwithlittlebuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/MRE3.jpg In the U.S. army there are various levels of food availability, depending on where you are and what you are doing: Meals Ready to Eat (MRE): This is what you get if no mess facilities are available. Field Mess: usually precooked entrees in big bags that are heated up and served by army cooks (AKA: Culinary Specialist 92G) See https://www.army.mil/article/38298/long_hours_hot_kitchens_the_continuing_struggle_of_army_cooks Mess hall level 1: Mess halls (AKA: ‘dining facility’) in underdeveloped bases, typically run by contractors.
    Mess hall level 2: Mess halls on established posts. Almost all non-tactical food operations are contracted out. Army cooks provide food when a unit is in the field.

  2. gobble gobble says:

    “Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny” https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/417266-trump-defends-border-deployment-amid-fresh-scrutiny
    As questions mounted this past week, multiple reports flooded in of active duty-troops restless and underutilized at the border.
    Time Magazine, in an article released Thursday, reported on an Army company sent to a small Arizona border town to bolster the border fence in a mission they are not trained or equipped to do. (“What Life Is Like for the Thousands of Troops at the Border Who Are Waiting With No Enemy to Fight” http://time.com/longform/troops-border-wall/ )
    Defense officials have not given a cost estimate for the deployment, and figures from outside organizations puts the amount somewhere between $42 million and $110 million. U.S. officials have put the cost at more than $220 million, according to Time.

  3. WAR IS PEACE says:

    “Donald Trump’s Border Deployment Doesn’t Make American Safer : Sending troops to threaten asylum-seekers underscores America’s moral decline” https://warisboring.com/donald-trumps-border-deployment-doesnt-make-american-safer/ Initially the Pentagon claimed the deployment would end on Dec. 15, 2018, but now it seems to be walking back that deadline. Now it’s unclear when the deployment will end. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/migrant-caravan-military-backtracks-on-border-deployment-timeline.html

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