Mission Of Troops On The Border Extended Until September


U.S. soldiers will remain along the  U.S. border with Mexico through September.  The acting head of the  Department of Defense approved extending the mission of troops  supporting the Department of Homeland Security along the border.   However, soldiers are switching up their role from hardening ports of  entry to surveillance and detection.  The Pentagon says it will also  provide air support to border agents.  There are about 23-hundred troops on the border with Mexico.

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