U.S. military to deploy over 5,200 troops to Mexico border

by Reuters
Monday, 29 October 2018 20:26 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will deploy over 5,200 troops, including soldiers who will be armed, to bolster President Donald Trump's efforts to secure the border with Mexico, a senior U.S. general said on Monday.

"I think the president has made it clear that border security is national security," General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, head of the U.S. military's Northern Command, told a news conference in Washington. (Reporting by Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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