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Pentagon Says It’s Looking at Ways to ‘Expand’ Border Duties

Pentagon Says It’s Looking at Ways to ‘Expand’ Border Duties by Tara Copp – Military Times

The Pentagon is looking at ways it can fulfill President Donald Trump’s request to have the military guard the U.S.-Mexico border, spokesman Dana White said.

“There are a number of ways the Department of Defense is already supporting the [Department of Homeland Security] border security mission,” White said. “We are still in consultation with the White House about ways we can expand that support.”

As it has become apparent that Congress was not going to give Trump the full funding he has requested to build a border wall, the president has looked to the military to fill the gap…

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