Pentagon to send 3,750 troops to border with Mexico

Pentagon to send 3,750 troops to border with Mexico


The US is sending nearly 4,000 soldiers to its frontier with Mexico for three months to “provide additional support” to border security and customs agencies, the Department of Defense has said.

The new deployment will bolster the numbers of the active duty forces at the border to “approximately” 4,350 it added.

The additional forces are said to be deployed for 90 days, yet a “mobile surveillance capability” will be provided until the end of September, according to Pentagon. The forces are set to construct new barriers at the border, namely some 150 miles (241 km) of barbed wire.