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Doug Casey on Deploying Troops to the Border

• By International Man

And that's because he believes that the "security of the United States is imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border."

We love hearing Doug Casey's take on these controversial issues, so we're sharing Casey Daily Dispatch editor Justin Spittler's conversation with him on the topic.

Justin: What do you make of this, Doug? Will deploying thousands of troops to the border curb illegal immigration?

Doug: Well, it looks like what could have been a crisis has been temporarily defused. What might have been thousands of migrants rushing the border has apparently dwindled to a few stragglers. A non-event.

But troubles on the Mexican border have a long and colorful pedigree. Especially starting from around 1912–1918. For one thing, one of my favorite authors, Ambrose Bierce, went to join Pancho Villa's forces in 1913. He was in his 70s, and it was his way of checking out.

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