Mattis Approves Sending 4,000 National Guard Troops To Border


The National Guard will deploy up to 4,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border beginning Friday night, according to a newly signed memo from Defense Secretary James Mattis, after President Trump called for troops to shore up the area until his border wall is built.

Trump then said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 guardsmen to the border to keep at bay illegal activities such as drug smuggling until his proposed border wall is built.


Read more at The Hill.



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