Pentagon prepares options to build border wall as Trump weighs emergency declaration

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(Worthy News) - The Pentagon is preparing options to build barriers on the southern border in the event that President Donald Trump declares a national emergency there, the latest indication such a move is gaining traction within the administration.

"The Department of Defense is reviewing available authorities and funding mechanisms to identify options to enable border barrier construction," said Navy Capt. Bill Speaks, a Pentagon spokesman. "As there has not been such a declaration made, it would be inappropriate to comment further on those efforts."

Trump is considering a declaration of a national emergency as a way to free up funds for a border wall if talks with Democrats fail to yield a deal on his signature issue. [ Source: USA Today (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Pentagon prepares options to build border wall as Trump weighs emergency declaration”

  1. That's their job.

    A US President is "the Commander in Chief," which means it is their jobs to be able and ready to obey his/her commands. The current US President has made it clear that he might declare a national emergency in order to sent US military personnel to go and build that southern wall using military supplies.

    Just like making sure each soldier has and knows how to operate arms, personally, being prepared is part of their usual, regular, and everyday mandate.

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