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Texas to send troops to be sent to Mexico border if needed

Gov. Rick Perry is ready to mobilize 15,000 Texas National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexico border because of concern that the war in Iraq could spread to Texas soil in the form of a retaliatory terrorist attack. Perry said that federal security measures were sufficient to protect the border and that troops, either at his command or upon request of the federal government, would be deployed only if the border was threatened. In the Houston area, officials were watching the land, air and sea carefully Wednesday night as airstrikes began in Baghdad. “You have just about every type of potential target that you can think of residing in Harris County at this moment,” said Jim White, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Full Story

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