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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - George Mccubbin Iii
Remote forward operating bases set up in rugged areas of the U.S.-Mexico border to help U.S. Border Patrol agents better protect America against armed drug and alien smugglers are plagued with critical safety, security and sanitary concerns that place the lives of agents using them in jeopardy, says the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
"If the agency was serious about these and they honestly were looking out for their agents in the field, then they would properly stand these FOBs up," said Mr. McCubbin.
Mr. McCubbin told The Washington Times that bases located in the immediate vicinity of the border unnecessarily expose agents to risks, including attacks from drug cartels now at war in Mexico.