US to Deploy 5,200 Troops to the Mexican Border

(From UPI)

The U.S. Defense Department will deploy 5,200 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to groups of Central American migrants moving north through Mexico by the end of the week, officials said Monday.

Terrence O’Shaughnessy, the chief of U.S. Northern Command, said an initial deployment of 800 soldiers were already heading to the border to prepare for the arrival of the so-called migrant caravan.

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