In Guatemala, Pelosi says migrant treatment 'shameful', worries about Trump deal

Reuters | August 09, 2019

In Guatemala, Pelosi says migrant treatment 'shameful', worries about Trump deal
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration. Pelosi, a Democrat, was visiting Central America on Thursday with a bipartisan congressional delegation just as the region was coming under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to stop migrants reaching the United States.

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"“Lightening the MAGTF,” in the words of the Marine Corps Commandant, General James F. Amos, is “a measure aimed at reducing the size, weight, and energy expenditure of our forces from the individual rifleman to wholesale components of the MAGTF.” In his March 2011 report to Congress, “The posture of the United States Marine Corps,” General Amos stated that the Corps is leading the development of expeditionary energy solutions for the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy, “reducing energy demand in our platforms and systems, increasing the use of renewable energy, and instilling an ethos of energy and water efficiency in every Marine. Our priority is force protection-saving lives by reducing the number of Marines at risk on the road hauling fuel and water. We also aim to help Marines travel lighter and move faster through the reduction in size and amount of equipment and the dependence on bulk supplies.”

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"“Lightening the MAGTF,” in the words of the Marine Corps Commandant, General James F. Amos, is “a measure aimed at reducing the size, weight, and energy expenditure of our forces from the individual rifleman to wholesale components of the MAGTF.” In his March 2011 report to Congress, “The posture of the United States Marine Corps,” General Amos stated that the Corps is leading the development of expeditionary energy solutions for the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy, “reducing energy demand in our platforms and systems, increasing the use of renewable energy, and instilling an ethos of energy and water efficiency in every Marine. Our priority is force protection-saving lives by reducing the number of Marines at risk on the road hauling fuel and water. We also aim to help Marines travel lighter and move faster through the reduction in size and amount of equipment and the dependence on bulk supplies.”