A former SEAL, Brandon Webb, is fronting a plan for a proposed $100 million privately operated and funded training camp for military and law enforcement near San Diego and Tijuana. It will be a launching area for unmanned drones too. Webb says such military and surveillance capabilities will be necessary should Mexico topple into anarchy and drug-cartel backed civil war. That may be true – Mexico is is dire shape now – but it is troublesome that private business not US military be running the camp.
4th generational warfare (4GW) posits that governments will hollow out under external pressures, unable to perform services that it used to. That may be what we’re seeing here, or perhaps the camp will be used for something the military wants plausible deniability from. Either way, the privatization of what used to be military functions is a bad idea whose time has come.