Military Funding Includes Civil Disorder Training

From a roundup of South Texas military spending:

Texas State University in San Marcos would receive $1 million to train National Guard members for civil disorder missions.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, called the program an “invaluable tool for helping law enforcement learn how to respond to terrorism, violence and other emergency situations.” The funding was opposed by Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who offered up a number of amendments to block what he said are unneeded projects and wasteful spending.

“Simply put, every dollar we spend on earmarks in the defense appropriations bill is a dollar we can’t spend on the military,” Flake said.

By mopress

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