10/29/2018, 10:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico

Four-star General Terrence O'Shaughnessy acknowledged on Monday that the Pentagon would dispatch a surprisingly high number of armed troops to the southern border. The decision to send 5,200 troops comes amid the furor related to Mexico's failure to halt a caravan with several thousand migrants from Central America who are headed to the United States. President Donald Trump has warned he would deploy the army on top of nearly 2,100 National Guard personnel already reinforcing the frontier.

The Pentagon pointed out it intends to "harden" the border and that 800 soldiers were already on their way. The rest of the contingent is, O'Shaughnessy revealed, scheduled to assume positions this week for "mission-enhancing capabilities." He stressed Texas, Arizona and California would be given the biggest weight in Operation Faithful Patriot.

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