Pentagon Says 2,100 More Troops Going to US-Mexico Border

1,100 are active-duty troops. The other 1,000 are members of the Texas National Guard.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security. Among them are 1,100 active-duty troops who will perform a variety of missions, including aerial surveillance and logistical and administrative support. The Pentagon says the new acting defense secretary, Richard V. Spencer, approved the deployment. Also deploying are 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard. They will be under state control. Most will assist…

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