Pentagon Announces Nearly 4,000 Additional Troops Heading To US-Mexico Border


Nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border to assist Customs and Border Protection, the Pentagon announced Sunday.

CNN reported that 3,750 troops will head to the border for 90 days to aid in placing razor wire along the border, as well as with mobile surveillance operations. The deployment will bring the number of active-duty forces in the area supporting Customs and Border Protection to roughly 4,350.

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read more at The Hill.



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