On Friday, Americans learned that, by March 1, a considerable increase in servicemembers will be deployed to the border between the United States and Mexico.
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The Washington Post affirms that the new amount of service members will add up to roughly 6,000. During their time at the border, these members of the military will focus on setting and enforcing concertina wire past the points of entry into the United States.
An official for the Department of Defense released the following statement which provides some additional details:
“That mission has evolved. We are now transitioning to supporting [areas] between the ports of entry. We’re laying down another 140 miles of concertina wire — we’re about 30 percent done with that — as well as providing a ground-based detection and monitoring mission in support of CBP.”
Servicemembers will moreover be tasked with the responsibilities of providing medical care and aircraft services.
News about the increase of troops at the border comes shortly after President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Days ago, reports of the promised border wall being built made various headlines. At this point in time, it is safe to assume that newly deployed servicemembers are contributing to the vast process that is enforcing security at the Southern border of the United States of America.
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