"If U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency as a way to divert military funding to pay for his long-promised border wall without lawmakers’ consent, the Pentagon will be prepared with roughly $3 billion in ready funds, a U.S. defense official told Foreign Policy Thursday."
I don't have much to say that has not already been said, other than the fact that Jerciho's Walls did not work, and neither did Hadrian's nor did China's Great Wall. And I believe the cost of building, and maintaining, those walls helped to bring economic ruin on the states that built them.
While it may discourage some, it will not daunt others. I guess the idiot in chief never heard of tunnels and ladders?
And lastly: cui bono? What connections are there between the bidders and the greedy shit hogs in the halls of congress?
IIRC the FM on Defensive Operations says that fortifications must be covered by fire or they are otherwise worthless. Or words to that effect.