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The Line: Military Projects Set Aside for Border Wall

1311 Military Funding Diverted

September 13, 2019 – President Donald Trump’s decision to repurpose $3.6 billion in military funding to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border will have impacts in New Mexico. Specifically, the President’s use of emergency powers will temporarily cost Holloman Air Force Base $85 million designated for a drone pilot training facility. And the White Sands Missile Range will also have to wait for a $40 million influx for a data and network center. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists weigh the give-and-take over military support vs. border security, plus reaction from New Mexico’s congressional delegation.

Line Panelists:
Serge Martinez, UNM School of Law
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:
Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border WallNew York Times

Democrats Will Try to Block Trump’s Border Wall ManeuverU.S. News and World Report

Craig Varjabedian: Photographing White Sands

June 15, 2018 - Photographer Craig Varjabedian says it is challenging to photograph a place like White Sands National Monument because the landscape is always changing. His new book “Into the Great White Sands” features images of the land, plants and historical sites at the nearby White Sands Missile Range. This week he sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about the book and his legacy as a photographer in New Mexico.