â€œWhat are we doing?â€ Sheriff Paul Babeu told CNSNews.com by telephone. â€œWe need 6,000 armed soldiers on our border to protect America. Homeland Security starts at home.â€
Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said the Obama administrationâ€™s decision to extend the deployment of 1,200 U.S. National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico until Sept. 30 is â€œpanderingâ€ and that those numbers â€œfall far shortâ€ of what military power is needed to keep the country safe.
Babeu noted, for comparison, the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to help defend it against North Korean aggression; U.S. troops have been stationed in South Korea for 58 years.
Babeu is the sheriff of Pinal County in southern Arizona and is on the frontlines against illegal immigration, human traffickers, drug smugglers, and potential terrorists. He was named the 2011 National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffâ€™s Association on Sunday, June 19.