Hal BidlackHal BidlackNovember 2, 20186min291

The top headline in the Gazette yesterday made a national story quite local. Ace military reporter Tom Roeder wrote that our president has decided to send lots more troops south. He is upping the ante in his campaign to make Americans fear immigrants. Mr. Trump has increased the number of troops he is rushing to the border to as many as 15,000 – roughly the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and three times the number we have in Iraq – including thousands of active-duty troops. That number will include 200 soldiers from Colorado’s own Fort Carson.