Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall

Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall

Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall

US Army soldiers install a barbed wire fence along Anzalduas International Bridge near the US- Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, November 5, 2018. He also declined to detail the rules for the use of force for troops supporting Operation Faithful Patriot, just days after President Donald Trump announced he had instructed the military that if people throw rocks to "consider it a rifle".

Pentagon officials declined a preliminary Trump administration request for the USA military to build facilities to house detained migrants as part of its new mission on the Mexican border, USA officials said.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is sending up to 5,200 troops to the border to defend it from the onslaught of migrants trying to cross into the country. "The military police, the only military personnel on the border (with Mexico) that have weapons", said the Colonel, adding that the soldiers involved in the operation, will not receive cash bonuses for participation in hostilities, as the border - "not a combat zone".

A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that the laying of concertina wire was in line with the mission to help CBP "plug gaps" at ports of entry along the border.

But on the campaign trail, Trump has painted a darker picture of the caravan without evidence, calling it an "invasion".

That's how much cash you will need in order to 15 thousand military can defend U.S. -Mexico border. They do that with us, they're going to be arrested, there are going to be problems.

When the Trump administration first asked the Pentagon to send troops to the southern border, the administration wanted the troops to take on duties that Department of Defense officials viewed as law enforcement functions, CNN has learned. But the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments estimates that the cost of placing active duty troops on the border could range from $42 million 110 million.

This weekend, US troops continued to work along the border with Mexico, ostensibly to protect the United States from what President Trump has called an illegal immigrant invasion.

"There is no plan for DoD personnel to interact with migrants or protesters", he said, as reported by Military Times.

The Pentagon rejected a request from the Trump administration for troops to help counter a group of Central American migrants walking to the United States border to request asylum.

The Pentagon has yet to determine the cost of the operation, nor has it identified the account where the funding would come from.

Manning noted that DHS had requested that active duty troops, rather than reservists - who usually partake in operations on United States soil - for this operation.

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