Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison was featured in two CNN pieces this week on the topic of the Trump Administration's announced plan to send additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Garrison, a West Point graduate and Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran, was an Adviser with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate for the Obama administration and the Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He currently serves as the interim executive director of the Truman National Security Project.
Garrison criticized the administration plan, saying it was unfair to the troops:
"This is going to be very costly and just flat-out wrong. ... To continue to use American troops as political pawns in this way is wrong and is disrespectful to their service," Garrison said.
He argued it doesn't make sense to send the military to handle this humanitarian crisis.
"This is not a national security issue. ... We're seeing women, children and the elderly within this caravan fighting for their lives. We don't need more military there," he said. "We don't need to make a sensitive issue and situation all the more dramatic."
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