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Pentagon to deploy an extra 2,000 troops

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By ITN News Editor February 4, 2019 12:51

Pentagon to deploy an extra 2,000 troops

The US is to send an additional 2,000 troops to its border with Mexico, the Pentagon has announced. It will bring the total number of troops stationed on the southern border to about 4,300. The Pentagon said the soldiers would help border-patrol agents, carry out surveillance work and install miles of razor wire. It comes as President Donald Trump battles Congress for funds to build a wall along the border. He says such a measure is needed to stop illegal immigration.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 4, 2019 12:51
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