More than two weeks after the Pentagon announced that 3,750 active-duty troops were deploying to the southwestern border, U.S. Northern Command has identified the active-duty units taking part in the mission.
With the most recent deployment, there are currently more than 4,000 active-duty troops on the U.S./Mexico border. They come from the following units:
819th Red Horse Squadron
36th Engineer Brigade
5th Engineer Battalion
563rd Military Police Company
595th Engineer Company
161st Engineer Support Company
Alpha Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion
Alpha Company, 16th Engineer Battalion
Forward Support Company, 5th Engineer Battalion
1st Support Maintenance Company
542nd Support Maintenance Company
584th Support Maintenance Company
46th Engineer BattalionForward Support Company, 46th Engineer Battalion
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.
QUETTA, Pakistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war.