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No End in Sight for Military Missions Along the Southern U.S. Border

No End in Sight for Military Missions Along the Southern U.S. Border by Leo Shane III – Military Times

Defense Department officials don’t know when — or if — the military’s deployment to the U.S. southern border will end.

 

In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he is pressing Department of Homeland Security officials for more information on their personnel shortfalls, with an eye towards when the military missions on the border might end.

 

“We’re driving buses, we’re serving food, we’re doing medical support and logistics support,” Shanahan said of the military’s presence. “For now, we haven’t degraded any readiness. But we really need to get back to our primary missions.”…

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