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Pentagon Announces Thousands More Troops Heading To Southern Border

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On Sunday, the Pentagon announced in a statement it is deploying 3,750 more active-duty troops to the southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection. The additional troops would raise the number of total active duty troops deployed to the border to 4,350.

This is down from a high of 5,900 troops at the border last November.

“The Department of Defense will deploy approximately 3,750 additional U.S. forces to provide the additional support to CBP at the southwest border that Acting Secretary of Defense [Patrick] Shanahan approved Jan. 11,” the Pentagon said.

A defense spokesperson said all of the 3,750 forces are active duty, in addition to the 2,250 National Guard members at the border as part of the separate Guardian Support mission.

The Pentagon said the additional support would include a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, and the putting up of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry.

Some of the units will be deployed for 90 days, the statement said.

“We will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border,” the statement said.

Last October, President Trump initially ordered thousands of U.S. troops to the border ahead of the arrival of at least two migrant caravans heading to the U.S., including one that overran barriers from Guatemala into southern Mexico.

The official announcement on of additional troops to the border on Sunday came after Shanahan said on Tuesday “several thousand” more troops would be needed to execute the recently-approved surveillance and concertina-wire laying missions at the border.

Shanahan’s remark, which came at his first press conference as acting defense secretary, irked House Democrats, who had convened a hearing with defense officials that same day to grill them on a troop deployment they have called a political stunt.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Dem Rep. Adam Smith attacked the Pentagon in a statement after the hearing:

The number one thing that the House Armed Services Committee wants from the Defense Department this Congress is transparency. We did not get full transparency during this week’s hearing about DOD support to the southern border.

Read the fulls story via Breitbart

The left can’t stand this. You want to know why? They are America’s enemy. Yes, we are a country full of different opinions…but one thing we all should have in common.. is the love for this country and doing everything in your power to protect it and it’s people.

The fact that having border security angers the left shows you all you need to know about them.

 

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