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Pentagon Balked at Border Troops Building Detention Facilities

08 November 2018, 03:23 | Darnell Patrick

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

USA troops, along with Customs and Border Protection officers, have been working to secure sections of the Texas-Mexico border, in part by laying down barbed-wire fencing, as new photos show. "There is no plan for soldiers to come in contact with immigrants or to reinforce Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission".

The first defense official said that in its response to DHS, the Defense Department said that if Homeland Security officials still want the reserve force of USA troops, they should ask the White House to formally grant the Pentagon the authorities to perform those additional functions.

Last week, President Trump described "massive cities of tents" being built by the military that he said would house migrants seeking asylum. "They have violently overrun the Mexican border".

Trump changed his stance the following day. "But we're going to arrest those people quickly and for a long time". They're going to be very nice. "And three, do they have the capability, the wherewithal to perform the task we've asked them to accomplish?"

President Donald Trump's decision to deploy U.S. active duty troops and earlier deployment of National Guard forces to the southern border could cost between $200 million and $300 million, according to an independent analysis and Department of Defense figures on guard deployments.

In addition, CBP officers have been training with the military soldiers in crowd control measures.

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The initial DHS request was not accepted early on by the Pentagon and was not forwarded up the chain of command for approval.

As of Monday, US officials told Reuters that about 4,800 troops participating in the mission "Operation Faithful Patriot" are near the border. He denied widespread media reports that the military should engage in the construction of accommodation facilities for migrant families.

As of this past Thursday, the first 100 active-duty troops arrived at the U.S.

When questioned on the cost of the operation on Monday morning Pentagon spokesman Col Rob Manning said, "I don't have a cost estimate for you, the Department will absorb the cost".

The official also said there were about 2,600 troops at staging bases, mostly in Texas, with several thousand more expected to flow in this past weekend and move into California and Arizona.



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