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

19:55  04 february  2019
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The Pentagon is preparing to announce that up to 5,200 active duty troops will head to the The Defense Department says it's sending 5,200 active duty troops to 'harden' the southern Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border .

The Pentagon announced Sunday the deployment of an additional 3,750 active-duty soldiers to the southern U.S. border , where troops will assist with border barrier construction and aid Customs and Border Protection agents. What are the details? According to the Associated Press

Pentagon Says Nearly 4,000 More Troops Heading to Southern Border© Leah Millis/REUTERS U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents watch during the president's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas, January 10, 2019.

The Pentagon announced Sunday that 3,750 troops additional U.S. troops will be sent to the southern border to aid in border security operations.

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.

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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.

When asked how many troops would be headed to the border , he said “Several thousand, and I’ll kind A Pentagon spokesman later followed that up, explaining that the Department of Defense is President Donald Trump initially ordered almost 6, 000 troops to the southern border in late October

The Pentagon says it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection. The additions announced Sunday will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the border to 4 ,350.

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.

The Trump administration’s move comes just after the 35-day partial shutdown in December and January, which broke the record for the longest in U.S. history. The government shut down just before Christmas when Republicans and Democrats reached an impasse over the $5.7 billion for border wall funding the president is demanding. Trump eventually signed a stopgap spending bill that funds the government until February 15, but Congress risks another shutdown if lawmakers again fail to reach a compromise.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said multiple times that the final spending bill will not include any border wall construction funding. Trump has floated declaring a national emergency or assigning the military to build the wall if Congress will not approve money for it.

“More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!” Trump wrote in a tweet last week.

“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,” the president told CBS.

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