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Pentagon Sending Another 1,000 Troops to the Mexico Border

Pentagon Sending Another 1,000 Troops to the Mexico Border by Paul Sonne – Washington Post

The Pentagon will increase the number of troops along the U.S.-Mexico border to about 6,000 by the start of next month as the Trump administration turns its attention to securing remote areas between official ports of entry, a senior U.S. defense official said Friday.

 

About 1,000 additional personnel will be deployed with orders to string more concertina wire and install detection systems, the official said.

 

The official, who was authorized by the Pentagon to speak to reporters only on the condition of anonymity, said that so far, military forces had installed 70 miles of concertina wire, reinforced ports of entry, provided medical support to migrants and helped transport Customs and Border Protection agents by aircraft…

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