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Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer authorized the deployment of additional troops to the border to provide “aerial surveillance, operational, logistical, and administrative support” to Customs and Border Patrol. | Alex Edelman/Getty Images
2,100 more troops headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Pentagon says
By Wesley MorganEY MORGAN
07/17/2019 03:41 PM EDT
Politico - Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer has authorized the additional deployment of 1,100 active-duty troops and 1,000 Texas National Guard soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon announced today.
They will join some 2,500 active-duty and 2,000 National Guard troops already there, for a total force of 6,600 on the border mission.
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