US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez
Active-duty troops deployed to the US-Mexico border will not be leaving anytime soon, the US Department of Defense announced Monday evening. The border mission, initially expected to wrap up on December 15, 2018, has been extended to September 30, 2019. The cost of the deployment is expected to hit $132 million by the end of this month.
US troops deployed to the US-Mexico border will remain there until at least the end of September, the Pentagon revealed in an emailed statement Monday evening.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who took over for former Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the beginning of the year, has approved Department of Defense assistance to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September 30, 2019.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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