US general says troop numbers at Mexican border to rise further

A U.S Custom and Border Protection agent guards one of the gates at the border on the international bridge between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost. Many basic questions remained unanswered a day after the Pentagon announced the open-ended […]

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