USA troops seen setting up barbed wire near Mexico border

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

Around 900 troops have arrived at the US-Mexico border since the Trump administration announced the deployment on October 26. But, in total, according to Donald trump, the President of the United States of America at the U.S. -Mexico border will be sent 15 thousand troops to prevent the country caravan of migrants. "Your presence is needed everywhere along the 2,000-mile border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas", the website says.

"I noticed all that attractive barbed wire going up today", Trump said, referring to military soldiers setting up fences on the border.

The deployment is being called "Operation Faithful Patriot".

Manning also pointed out that soldiers "do not plan to interact with the protesters or migrant" at the border.

He said that "barbed wire, used properly, can be a handsome sight". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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With the mission now set to take place November 5 through December 15, for a total of 41 days, the cost of deploying 8,000 troops and air support ranges from approximately $42 million to $55 million, according to the CSBA estimate. Over the past week, thousands of troops were deployed to the border to begin hardening points of entry and securing crossings ahead of the anticipated arrival of migrant caravans. The remark was short-lived as the next day Trump walked it back, saying that those who attack the United States military will simply be arrested in accordance with USA law.

The service members on the border "know exactly what they are doing, they know why they are doing it and they have the proper training and equipment to do it", he said.

Manning noted that DHS had requested that active duty troops, rather than reservists - who usually partake in operations on USA soil - for this operation. DOD officials studied the request and proposed what is being deployed now. NORTHCOM told Business Insider that some troops are offering planning assistance while others are constructing temporary housing facilities for the military, building barriers to deter vehicles and pedestrians, and going through training.

There is still no official cost estimate made public for the 45-day mission, but Manning said the Defense Department will "absorb" the costs of the operation.

Reuters was first to report that the Pentagon had balked at the initial request from the Department of Homeland Security.

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