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US troops are stuck on the Mexico border with no end in sight
The new Forever War?
Constant mobilizations may be pushing the National Guard to the brink
More mobilizations. More time away from jobs and families. More strain on the Guard.
The US military’s deployment to the southern border was just extended for another year
US troops began deploying to the southern border in October 2018.
The Pentagon is deploying 540 troops to ‘seal off’ the US-Mexico border from migrants with COVID-19
The Defense Department is deploying an additional 540 troops to the U.S. border with Mexico to keep migrants potentially infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from entering the country, the...
Pentagon watchdog launches ‘evaluation’ of what US troops are actually doing at the southern border
"We're going to go wherever the evaluation takes us."
Up to 5,500 US troops will keep deploying to the southwest border through September 2020
The Pentagon will continue to help civil authorities on the US/Mexico border through next September.
Trump reportedly wants some real Dr. Evil sh*t at the US-Mexico border
President Donald Trump reportedly discussed fortifying the U.S.-Mexico border with a moat populated by snakes and alligators, among other lethal ideas for stemming the flow of migrants across the southern...
Trump’s raid on military construction funds for his border wall will screw over critical Air Force projects, report says
The Trump administration's September move to reprogram $3.6 billion in Defense Department funding for military construction projects to erect a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will impact 51 specific Air...
Troops who deployed to the US-Mexico border are getting a medal
Thousands of U.S. service members who've been sent to operate along the Mexico border will receive a military award reserved for troops who "encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent...
US troops are interacting with migrants every day at a Texas detention facility
"The work conducted by our military personnel reduces the number of CBP agents required to perform a variety of tasks so that those agents may instead focus primarily on their...
Trump gets the green light to use $2.5 billion from the military’s budget for the border wall
We've come a long way from "Mexico will pay for the wall!"
Pentagon approves additional 2,100 troops to US-Mexico border
There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico
Trump asks Supreme Court to allow him to tap Pentagon money for the US-Mexico border wall
President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clear his administration to start using Pentagon funds for construction of more than 100 miles of fencing along the Mexican border
Mexico says it has deployed 15,000 forces in the north to halt US-bound migration
Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the...
Japanese internment camp survivors protest Fort Sill migrant detention center
With the Trump administration planning to move 1,400 migrant children to this fortified Army post later this summer, a small group of Japanese American World War II internment camp survivors...
Border Patrol chief defends use of military personnel amid ‘overwhelming’ strain at US-Mexico border
Speaking at a House Homeland Security hearing Thursday, Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost said apprehensions and drug seizures at the border have become "overwhelming"
US to house up to 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children at Fort Sill
The Trump administration plans on housing around 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, officials announced on Tuesday
US troops are going to make Trump’s wall look pretty with fresh paint on a month-long working party
In a scene torn straight from Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, U.S. military personnel deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will spend the next month painting a mile-long section...
The White House want to keep migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border at Fort Benning
The Trump administration is considering sheltering unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended along the southwest border at Fort Benning, the sprawling Columbus-area military installation, according to the Pentagon and U.S. Health and...
Army identifies soldier who died in Arizona while deployed to the US-Mexico border
"The loss of any soldier is deeply felt. Private First Class Steven Hodges is sorely missed by his teammates and the entire Tomahawk family."
No evidence yet that a Marine who fired his weapon was attacked while deployed to the US-Mexico border
"An investigation is underway, but initial indications show the facts and circumstances do not appear to support details we have seen reported by media citing 'official documents detailing the matter."
The Air Force vet who raised $22 million on GoFundMe for a border wall just hit another major milestone
A group that has so far raised more than $22 million on GoFundMe announced on Monday that it had constructed a small portion of border wall on private land, the...
The F-35 of walls: $1.57 billion spent for just 1.7 miles of fence on the US-Mexico border
The F-35 Joint Strike Program may be the most expensive weapons program in modern military history, but it looks as though the new border wall is giving the beleaguered aircraft...
US troops will build tent ‘facilities’ to lodge at least 7,500 adult migrants
The Defense Department is loaning the Department of Homeland Security tents, which it will set up for the migrants
White House wants another $377 million to pay for active-duty and National Guard troops on the border
About 2,900 active-duty and 2,000 National Guardsmen are currently deployed to the border as part of a mission that is now called Operation Guardian Support.