Pentagon sending thousands more troops to southern border

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(Worthy News) - The Pentagon announced on Sunday 3,750 additional U.S. forces will be deployed to the southern border to provide support to Customs and Border Protection.

These additional troops, who according to CNN will be deployed for 90 days, will bring the total number of active duty forces supporting CBP at the border to roughly 4,350. The number of troops being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border is slightly up from the 3,500 figure reported last week.

Last month, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the U.S. military's support mission at the southern border had been extended until September at the urging of the Department of Homeland Security. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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