Number Of Troops On The Border Keeps Rising

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:47pm
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The number of active-duty troops headed to the Southwest border keeps getting higher as U.S. Northern Command estimates there will be more than 7,000 in Texas, California and Arizona.

It’s a 35 percent jump from the number announced Monday, which was significantly higher than when plans to send active-duty troops to the border were first reported last week.

Military officials say Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will serve as logistics hubs, but they did not say which units are headed to Southern Arizona.

Engineers, medical teams, military police and helicopter companies will be among those sent to the Southwest border. They will be tasked with supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection as it plans to stop a caravan of mostly Central American migrants currently in southern Mexico.  

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