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USThe Pentagon says it will deploy another 3,750 US troops to the Mexican border

04:40  04 february  2019
04:40  04 february  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

After decline, U.S. military's Mexico border mission to grow again

After decline, U.S. military's Mexico border mission to grow again WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Pentagon is planning to send thousands more troops back to the U.S. border with Mexico, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday, as Democrats in Congress questioned the merits of a mission that had declined in size . require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The U.S. military says the new deployment will be largely on top of the roughly 2,350 active duty troops already involved in the border mission.

The Pentagon is sending 3 , 750 additional U . S . forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents, the Department of Defense said on The Pentagon disclosed the official figure days after a Democratic lawmaker said about 3,500 extra troops would be deployed .

The US is sending nearly 4,000 soldiers to its with Mexico for three months to “provide additional support” to border security and customs agencies, the Department of Defense has said .


The Pentagon says it will deploy another 3,750 US troops to the Mexican border© Provided by CNBC LLC Guards stand on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, on November 16, 2018.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced Sunday a deployment of about 3,750 troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump continues to press the need for stronger border security amid a surge in migrants from Central America.

The additional troops will bring the total number of forces supporting the border mission to approximately 4,350, according to estimates provided by the Department of Defense.

The troop deployment, which was approved by Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Jan. 11, will last for 90 days. The border mission includes mobile surveillance capability as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry. The Pentagon first approved the deployment of active-duty troops to the Mexico border in October, on the heels of the U.S. midterm congressional elections.

Over 3,000 more US troops headed to southern border

Over 3,000 more US troops headed to southern border Over 3,000 additional active duty troops will be deployed to the southern US border to bolster security joining the 2,300 troops already there, several defense officials tell CNN. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The additional forces will allow the Department of Defense to fulfill a Department of Homeland Security request for assistance that acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan approved earlier this month.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is sending 3 , 750 U . S . forces The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection The Pentagon first approved the high-profile deployment of active-duty U . S . troops to the Mexico border in October

A few thousand US military service members will be sent to the border with Mexico in the coming days, the Pentagon When asked how many troops would be headed to the border , he said “Several thousand, and Another 2,200 National Guard troops are deployed on the border as well.

Trump made the caravan of approximately 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum as one of his prime targets ahead of midterm elections. The president has referred to the caravan as an "invasion," while arguing that Democrats want open borders.

The movement of thousands of active-duty troops to the border has been criticized as a political stunt designed to back Trump's campaign promise of securing U.S. ports of entry.

At the time, Secretary of Defense James Mattis downplayed that criticism, saying that the Pentagon is providing "practical support based on the request from the commissioner of customs and border police. We don't do stunts in this department," he added.

The latest revelation comes on the heels of a partial government shutdown stemming from the impasse over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to construct a border wall.

Pentagon Says Nearly 4,000 More Troops Heading to Southern Border

Pentagon Says Nearly 4,000 More Troops Heading to Southern Border Troops will work with Customs and Border Protection to install 150 miles of razor wiring between ports of entry as well as assist with mobile surveillance. “We will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border,” the Pentagon said in a statement. The deployment, which brings the total number of troops assisting border security up to approximately 4,350, will last for 90 days and was approved by Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on January 11.

He said the Border Patrol has deployed Black Hawk helicopters and other equipment to respond quickly to the Once fully deployed , the active-duty troops will include engineers who can help erect physical The Mexican -American war in the mid-1800s sent huge numbers of troops to the border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is sending 3 , 750 additional U . S . forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents, the Department of Defense said on Sunday. The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and

In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Trump said that shutting down the federal government again and declaring a national emergency are options he's considering when addressing the border security issue.

"It's national emergency, it's other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called. And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers," Trump said in an interview set to broadcast on Sunday.

"We're going to have a strong border. And the only way you have a strong border is you need a physical barrier. You need a wall. And anybody that says you don't, they're just playing games," he added.

U.S. will let just 20 migrants per day in caravan cross Texas border.
Eagle Pass, Texas, is not staffed to process large numbers of migrants seeking asylum, and the U.S. is not adding officials who could speed up the process.

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