The decision could determine whether the defence money can be used to fund Donald Trump's planned grensemur. The white house has said that the money can be taken from two different parts of the defence budget: byggebudsjettet and the budget for the narkotikabekjempelse.
– We have all the time considered that this will create a lot of attention. Since the money can be shifted from other purposes, you can imagine what concerns it creates, " says Shanahan.
the Minister is on travel in the middle East, but when he returns to Washington, he should be oriented closer to the of the general staff in the Pentagon. Shanahan says the final decision will be taken in cooperation with the sikkerhetsdepartementet.
– We have deliberately waited to take decisions here. We have identified the steps we must take on the way towards a decision, but we will not stumble through this process, " he says.
Trump decided to declare a state of emergency when he not got the Democrats to grant the 5.7 billion dollars to murbyggingen. In total, he plans to spend 8 billion dollars to the construction of the wall, and a substantial part of this should therefore be taken from the defence budget.