Pentagon to deploy 3,750 US forces to border with Mexico

Mon 04 Feb 2019 05:36 GMT | 09:36 Local Time

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The Pentagon is sending 3,750 US forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to provide additional support to customs and border agents, the Department of Defense said on Sunday, Reuters reports.

The deployment will raise the total number of active duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to approximately 4,350, it said. The additional units will be deployed for 90 days.

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