Defence minister Pat Shanahan has previously approved a request from the department of homeland security about the increased military presence at the border, but a number are not specified until Thursday.
President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that the reinforcement is on the way.
”More soldiers will be sent to the southern border to stop the invasionsförsöken from illagala immigrants, by large caravans, into our country. We have stopped the previous karavanerna and we will also stop here,” he writes.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1090986128805687296
according to the ”track” three caravans on the way to the united states, one of which contains ”over 12,000 people in the last assessment”.
the Pentagon has previously said that the additional soldiers, among other things, to be involved in the ”mobile monitoring and localization”. Sources within the department of defense tells CNN that the mobile monitoring to include the manned observationsposter and vehicles with radio and tracking devices.
which is currently in place at the border would, according to the original plan have been released in december, but had its mission extended until the end of January. Many of these, but probably not all, states, however, may be left for september. The cost until the end of January is estimated to be over a billion dollars.
Trump has also ordered 2.200 soldiers from the u.s. national guard to the border to assist with security until september. The cost for this mission is estimated to be less than five billion.