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U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches

U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approachesDefense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.



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Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The Troops

Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The TroopsWASHINGTON ― Two days after skipping a visit to an American military cemetery



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U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant Caravan

U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant CaravanThe thousands of troops deployed to the southern U.S. border will most likely



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Trump, stoking caravan fears, says troops will fire on migrants if they 'throw rocks'

Trump, stoking caravan fears, says troops will fire on migrants if they 'throw rocks'President Trump warned the caravan of Honduran migrants making its way toward the southwest border of the United States that if they began to "throw rocks" they might expect a hostile reception from U.S. troops.



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Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’

Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday denied accusations that the Trump



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Trump Responds To Migrant Caravan By Deploying 5,200 More Troops To Mexican Border

Trump Responds To Migrant Caravan By Deploying 5,200 More Troops To Mexican BorderThe Trump administration is sending at least 5,200 active-duty troops to the



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US Military to send more than 5,000 troops to border ahead of migrant caravan arrival

US Military to send more than 5,000 troops to border ahead of migrant caravan arrivalThe US military is preparing to send as many as 5,200 troops to the nation’s southern border ahead of a migrant caravan travelling towards the region. The latest reports arrived as an estimated 800 troops were sent to the US-Mexico border Monday, the US Department of Defence said Monday afternoon. Earlier this year around 2,000 National Guard troops to the region, where about 15,000 US customs officials oversee the processing of trade, migrants and pedestrian travel daily.



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Trump may send U.S. troops to Mexico border, but migrants undeterred

Trump may send U.S. troops to Mexico border, but migrants undeterredTrump’s threat was sparked by the advance of a caravan of Central American migrants trekking through Mexico, headed toward the United States. “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. “Whatever Trump may say, he’s not going to hold us back,” said Denis Omar Contreras, a caravan organizer from Honduras, who plans to help lead the group to northern Mexico.



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Palestinians say Israeli troops kill three, including a child, at Gaza protest

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill three, including a child, at Gaza protestIsraeli forces killed three Palestinians including a child at a border protest in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli army said it was defending against members of the crowd who were throwing grenades and explosives at its soldiers. Thousands of Palestinians had gathered for a weekly protest along Israel’s border fence with the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Islamist group Hamas.



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Palestinians say seven killed as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

Palestinians say seven killed as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protestIsraeli soldiers shot dead seven Palestinians, including two boys, who were among people who thronged to the fortified Gaza Strip border.



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