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US defense secretary Jim Mattis has defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border, despite persistent condemnation of the move which critics have described as a political stunt. The visit took Mattis near the Texas town of Donna, where US troops have set up a base camp near a border crossing point with Mexico.
Most members of the first migrant caravan are heading towards Tijuana, some 1, miles to the north-west of Donna. The first group arrived at the border on Tuesday. Mattis said soldiers were making rapid progress erecting barriers along the border. Mattis said the US military was also rehearsing helicopter operations to help support US border personnel, potentially flying them to new locations if the caravans of migrants shift direction.
The deployed US troops are not expected to directly interact with migrants, most are unarmed, and they are only ased tasks that support US border personnel, including building temporary lodging. Mattis estimated about 5, troops were participating in the border mission. The US military has offered a breakdown ing for 5, of them, estimating about 2, troops in Texas, 1, in Arizona and another 1, in California. Rain or shine. Light or dark.
He declined to estimate the cost of the deployment. US military. This article is more than 2 years old. Guardian staff and agencies at Base Camp Donna. Wed 14 Nov US toughens border as first members of migrant caravan reach Tijuana.
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