BORDER WALL MODELS THWART US COMMANDOS IN TESTS AP ^ | 1/19/18 | Elliot Spagat Posted on 1/19/2018, 10:12:52 AM by markomalley Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Posted: January 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

BORDER WALL MODELS THWART US COMMANDOS IN TESTS
AP ^ | 1/19/18 | Elliot Spagat

Posted on 1/19/2018, 10:12:52 AM by markomalley

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.

The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org

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