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Guard Border Mission Won’t Detract From Other Roles, Officials Say

The National Guard’s support for the border security mission won’t detract from its warfighting and disaster support roles, but will actually sharpen its ability to carry them out, senior defense officials told Congress today. “National Guard combat readiness will not — will not — be degraded,” Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told the House Armed Services Committee today, putting added emphasis on his second “will not.” Full Story

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