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Tags: Homeland Security | Immigration | pentagon | border support | military | department of defense

Pentagon Looking at Options to 'Expand' Border Support

Pentagon Looking at Options to 'Expand' Border Support
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:25 PM

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's assertion that the military would be used to bolster security at the southern border, the Pentagon on Wednesday said it's looking at ways to "expand" border support, the Military Times reports.

"There are a number of ways the Department of Defense is already supporting the [Department of Homeland Security] border security mission," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement. "We are still in consultation with the White House about ways we can expand that support."

Trump on Tuesday declared that "we're going to be doing things militarily until we can have a wall and proper security" with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side.

Trump first hinted last week that now the military is "rich" after the passage of the omnibus spending bill, it could be the branch that pays for the border wall, funding for which the president did not get from Congress.

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In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's assertion that the military would be used to bolster security at the southern border, the Pentagon on Wednesday said it's looking at ways to "expand" border support, the Military Times reports.
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