A Texas A National Guard soldier involved in Operation Lone Star has been shot dead on Texas’ border with Mexico. rt of a wave of self-alcohol-related accidents, accidents that tormented the border mission, and suicides.
According to the report, a soldier who was ordered to support a mission at the border was killed on Saturday, just days after another soldier assigned to the mission survived a suicide attempt between Christmas and New Year. He shot himself. From the Army Times.
BORDER CRISIS CONTINUES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MIGRANTS
The incidents came as the Texas National Guard and about 10,000 members of the Texas State Guard faced an escalating spiritual crisis during a forced activation on the border with Mexico, which led to a comprehensive “spiritual recovery” of the Lone Star joint working group. rov ”. earlier this week.
Subdivisions assigned to the Border Mission a a wave of suspected suicides in recent months, according to the Army Times, four soldiers are suspected of committing suicide between November and December last year.
“The [Texas Military Dertment]The U.S. leadership has lost focus on the most important thing, and that soldier, retired Commander Major Jason Featherston, who previously served as a senior Texas National Guard commander, told the Army Times last month. “Their inability. Attention to the needs of individual soldiers cost a few lives, and they are up to it [focus], more tragedies will continue to occur. “
Soldiers assigned to the Border Mission are supported by the Texas Department of Public Safety and are activated by the Texas Governor. Greg Abbott, serving under his control, as illegal crossings have intensified under the Biden administration.
But the rapid mobilization of troops has led to many problems, including interruptions in civilian life, cramped settlements, and y-related problems.
The problems have led critics to question the mission, including retired Army lieutenant colonel and former GOP Florida spokesman Allen West, who has called on the leadership to resign over the failures.
“Major General Tracy Norris: If you have any honor, honesty, or character, you should resign immediately,” the West Texas Guard general said of the general.
The suicides and incidents also caught the attention of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is now the main candidate for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, calling the trend “catastrophic.”
“These catastrophic suicides should be a warning call about how our guards are being treated at the border,” O’Rourke said in his article. Houston Chronicle. “Warning signs have been around since the beginning.”
The Biden administration has observed a historic increase in illegal border crossings, with about 1.7 million people crossing the border in its first fiscal year. It ended on October 1, 2021, but growth continued. Biden himself has not yet visited the border, and his appointed representative, Vice President Kamala Harris, has only visited it once, and it was in El Su, Texas, hundreds of miles from the epicenter of the border crisis.