Border Security

Governor Perry's Address To The Deploying National Guardsmen

08/14/14

Breitbart Texas

Bob Price

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed a small group of about 100 soldiers of the Texas National Guard who are undergoing training at Camp Swift prior to being deployed to the Texas/Mexico Border. Gov. Perry had asked for 1,000 troops to volunteer for the deployment to defend a portion of the Texas border but was happy to announce that 2,200 Guardsmen had volunteered to serve the Lone Star State.

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Rick Perry: Border crisis isn't just a Texas issue

Texas governor speaks out

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Perry: ‘No complaint’ with lege scrutiny of NG deployment

08/13/14

Houston Chronicle

Patrick Svitek

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday defended his decision to send as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, saying he has “no complaint” with state lawmakers questioning the move and its fiscal consequences.

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Texas National Guard Troops Heading To Border

08/13/14

KEYE TV

Alex Boyer

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety

08/13/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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Perry Visits National Guard Training for the Border

08/13/14

The Texas Tribune

Eli Okun

BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training here that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14

CBS News

Rebecca Kaplan

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14

CBS News

Rebecca Kaplan

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Perry tours National Guard border-training session

08/13/14

KGNS.tv

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry’s possible 2016 White House aspirations got a boost nationally when he ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

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