[Ed. – Basically reinforcing barriers where CBP needs it most, it sounds like.]
On Friday, multiple outlets reported a Department of Defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said more service members would be deploying along the U.S.-Mexico border by March 1.
According to The Washington Post, 1,000 more personnel will be added, bringing the total force to around 6,000 active-duty and National Guardsmen. They will now be reinforcing and laying concertina wire beyond the points of entry. …
[A] defense official told reporters … “We are now transitioning to supporting [areas] between the ports of entry. We’re laying down another 140 miles of concertina wire…”