Defense Department to send 5,200 troops to the southwest border


“We know border security is national security and the U.S. military will advance CBP’s ability to harden the border. The Department of Defense has already and will continue to provide support to CBP to secure the border,” he said.

On Friday, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved a request for the deployment of additional military personnel to the southwest border. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the request in response to the caravan of immigrants from Central America that will attempt to enter the United States.

Moreover, O’Shaughnessy made it clear that Mattis authorized the deployment of additional troops with weapons. He added that Operation Faithful Patriot is in compliance with the Posse Comitatus Act.

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In a tweet on Monday, President Donald Trump intensified his threat against the thousands of immigrants traveling to the U.S. border. He called the caravan an “invasion” and warned that the “Military is waiting for you!