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US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

By the end of the day on Oct. 5, 2018, there were more than 5,000 active-duty troops deployed to the US-Mexico border, where they are laying razor wire in preparation for the arrival of migrant caravans consisting of potentially thousands of people from across Latin America.

There are roughly 2,700 active-duty troops in Texas, 1,200 in Arizona and 1,100 in California, the Department of Defense revealed Oct. 5, 2018. These figures are in addition to the more than 2,000 National Guard troops that were deployed to the border in April 2018.


US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

As many as 8,000 troops, if not more depending on operational demands, could eventually be deployed to the border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot

Source: The Wall Street Journal

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Alexandra Minor)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Alexandra Minor)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Alexandra Minor)

“Barbed wire looks like it’s going to be very effective, too, with soldiers standing in front of it,” Trump, who considers the approaching caravans an “invasion” said at a rally in Cleveland on Oct. 5, 2018.

Source: ABC News

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

US troops are laying miles of razor wire on the border

(US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez)

“There is no plan for US military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Oct. 5, 2018, “There is no plan for the soldiers to come in contact with immigrants or to reinforce the Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission. We are providing enabling capability.”

Source: CNN

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