National Public Radio | November 5, 2018
By Mary Louise Kelly


A wasteful deployment of overstretched soldiers and Marines – that is one reaction to President Trump’s decision to send U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. And that reaction comes from a former chairman of the joint chiefs, retired General Martin Dempsey. He is one of several former military officers speaking out about the timing and possible political motives behind this deployment. Among them, my next guest – Army Lieutenant General James Dubik, now retired. General Dubik, welcome.