Pentagon appears poised to extend Mexico border deployment

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army soldiers install a barbed wire fence along Anzalduas International Bridge near the U.S.- Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Delcia Lopez/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon received a request on Friday from the Trump administration to extend its deployment of troops to the U.S. border with Mexico beyond a Dec. 15 authorisation date to the end of January, officials said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is expected to sign off on the extension of the mission, […]

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