Pentagon balked at US border troops building detention facilities

Donald Trump in Montana ‘Barbed Wire Used Properly Can Be a Beautiful Sight’			jewel Samad  AFP  Getty		3 Nov 2018

President Trump on Saturday referred to the barbed wire as "beautiful" and said that "barbed wire used properly can be a lovely sight".

Last week, President Trump described "massive cities of tents" being built by the military that he said would house migrants seeking asylum.

Trump's decision to send active-duty us military troops to the border between the United States and Mexico has been decried as a political stunt, planned more to influence Tuesday's elections than the entry of immigrants still hundreds of miles from the border. "But we're going to arrest those people quickly and for a long time", he told reporters.

The primary tasks of the active-duty 5,200-strong contingent, expected to grow to 7,000 in the coming days, will be construction and engineering, Pentagon officials said. -Mexican border to provide support, a Defense Department official told Fox News on Thursday evening. "The military police, the only military personnel on the border (with Mexico) that have weapons", said the Colonel, adding that the soldiers involved in the operation, will not receive cash bonuses for participation in hostilities, as the border - "not a combat zone". But the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments estimates that the cost of placing active duty troops on the border could range from $42 million to $110 million.

"The rest of the day in the southwest border region would be deployed 5.2 thousand soldiers".

The Pentagon faced questions Monday as to why it selected thousands of active-duty forces to deploy to the border instead of sending additional National Guard.

The service members on the border "know exactly what they are doing, they know why they are doing it and they have the proper training and equipment to do it", he said.

President Donald Trump's decision to deploy USA active duty troops and earlier deployment of National Guard forces to the southern border could cost between $200 million and $300 million, according to an independent analysis and Department of Defense figures on guard deployments.

Trump's push to send the military to the border comes ahead of Tuesday's mid-term congressional elections and has triggered sharp reactions, with critics calling it a political stunt that misuses US military resources.

However, Trump's effort has been embraced by Republicans running in the elections, in which illegal immigration is a top issue. Their mission is to keep caravans of Central Americans out.

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