Pentagon to deploy 1,000 more troops on border by March

Pentagon to deploy 1,000 more troops on border by March
U.S. troops put up concertina wire on border fence south of San Diego. YouTube video, World News

[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…”

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