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Pentagon Balked at Border Troops Building Detention Facilities

Pentagon Balked at Border Troops Building Detention Facilities

The request was turned down because the Department of Defense felt that active duty troops do not have the authority to conduct that type of mission unless they are granted additional authorities by the President.

"We are providing enabling capabilities", Dunford said, explaining they were tasked with supporting the DHS.

President Trump last week also backtracked on comments that raised questions about when military forces might be authorized to shoot their weapons. DHS officials have said that they are anxious that caravans of Central American asylum-seekers pushing up from the south may overwhelm CBP personnel. "They have violently overrun the Mexican border". The remark was short-lived as the next day Trump walked it back, saying that those who attack the U.S. military will simply be arrested in accordance with United States law. They do that with us, they're going to be arrested, there are going to be problems.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke out Monday against several retired generals who have criticized the recent deployment of active-duty troops to the southwest border, countering that us military leaders are following a "legal order" from President Donald Trump.

In addition, CBP officers have been training with the military soldiers in crowd control measures. It was reported that although such a request was sent to the Pentagon by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it did not even reach the top brass and was rejected early on. The president thanked the Army Corps of Engineers for their help, without giving details of their activities or specifying whether any tents have yet been erected on military bases to accommodate migrants apprehended after crossing the border.

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As of Monday, US officials told Reuters that about 4,800 troops participating in the mission "Operation Faithful Patriot" are near the border. Troops will also be providing medical support.

Manning said only military police would carry weapons and stressed that there were no plans for USA troops to come in contact with protesters or migrants.

Asked about the cost of the operation, Manning said it had yet to be determined by the Pentagon's financial services.

As of this past Thursday, the first 100 active-duty troops arrived at the U.S.

"The costs are being determined by our Comptroller and when we are in a position to provide them, we will do that", said Manning.


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