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Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border

Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border | 22 Feb 2019 | The Pentagon announced Friday that it would direct an additional 1,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to install barbed wiring along existing border fences. Defense officials said at a news briefing that the total size of the U.S. deployment of troops to the southern border would reach 6,000 by March 1, with 140 miles of additional Concertina wiring to be installed. "Our numbers right now total are about 5,000. They'll increase to about 6,000 by March 1," a senior defense official said.