In self defense situations I think that would be allowed.Again... the military are only allowed to participate for logistical support. The military firing on people at the border would be illegal. Just like all of 45's proposals this week designed to keep immigration in the news to influence the election.
To be clear, 45 is deploying military troops for purely political reasons. He is threatening to shoot people at the border for purely political reasons.
Missing holidays, birthdays and births are part of the job. I missed many of them on 6-8 month deployments.Oh don't be so hard on yourself. Especially since the conclusion reached isn't based on politics, but in reading your statements. I am sure plenty of conservatives would find the same semantic argument valid. But by all means - stoke THAT fire.
Also - these troops will be there over the holidays. Missing time with family. Why? The caravan is thousands of miles away. This is deflection away from the fact that Trump has failed miserably on his healthcare promise (among others) and needs a new "enemy" before mid terms. Poor and undernourished migrants seems valid...