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    Mattis: Mission of troops rushed to the US-Mexico border is ‘to be determined’ /Link



    Nearly 6,000 Marines and Army soldiers are assisting the Border Patrol in Texas, Arizona and California by strengthening defenses and building temporary encampments near dozens of border entry points. A total of about 7,000 troops may be deployed, officials said.




    Published on 15 Nov 2018 at 01:56AM

    Quantcast Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, Fort Riley, Kansas, work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Hidalgo, TX., port of entry, applying 300 meters of concertina wire along the Mexico border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot, November 2, 2018.<br>Alexandra Minor/U.S. Air Force photo Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, Fort Riley, Kan., work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Hidalgo, Texas, port of entry, applying concertina wire along the Mexico border on Nov. 2, 2018.<br>Alexandra Minor/U.S. Air Force Soldiers put up concertina wire on a border fence near the Brownsville and Matamoros Express International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas on Nov. 11, 2018.<br>Calla Kessler/The Washington Post Central American migrants, as part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait to board buses to Sonora, in La Concha, Sinaloa province, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. <br>Rodrigo Abd/AP Freelance journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria in 2012 and has not been heard from since.<br>Courtesy of the Tice family Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is a Republican representative-elect from Texas. <br> Dan Zak/Washington Post Soldiers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division begin the 2-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test event as part of a deployment readiness exercise July 10, 2018 at Fort Bragg, N.C. <br>Gin-Sophie De Bellotte/U.S. Army Entrance of the, "Remembering Vietnam," exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The exhibit runs through Jan. 6, 2019. <br>Ken-Yon Hardy/Stars and Stripes Rodolfo Valencia, a U.S. Marine, told a dispatcher that he believed he had killed his wife, according to a search warrant affidavit.<br>Arlington County Police Department Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. <br>Evan Vucci/AP Retired U.S. Navy captain Jeffrey Breslau (left) pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego on Thursday to a criminal conflict of interest charge in the 'Fat Leonard' corruption scandal.<br>Marc Benshetler/U.S. Navy photo Marines render military honors for 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 2015. He was killed during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there.<br>Sara Graham/U.S. Marine Corps photo Capt. John F. Graziano, 28, was an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin AFB. He was from Elkridge, Maryland.<br>Laughlin AFB/Facebook Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is a Republican representative-elect from Texas. <br> Dan Zak/Washington Post Luis Carlos Ontiveros.<br>Alpine Police Department/TNS Central American migrants, as part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait to board buses to Sonora, in La Concha, Sinaloa province, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. <br>Rodrigo Abd/AP In a February, 2018 file photo, the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Annapolis arrives in her new homeport at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif. A bipartisan commission created to evaluate the 2018 National Defense Strategy said the Navy should expand its submarine fleet to help counter Russia and China. <br>Derek Harkins/U.S. Navy



















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