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Acting DoD Secretary: 30 to 40 Percent of U.S. Troops on Border Will Be Leaving in the Next Month
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Mar 14, 2019 6:20 PM 1+ week ago

( - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Pentagon plans to withdraw between 30 and 40 percent of the 6,000 troops on the southern border within the next month, leaving about 3,000 to 4,000.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) asked Shanahan, "So you testified Mr. Secretary that there are 6,000 troops currently deployed at our southern border. Can you tell us how long they are going to be there?"

"I'd say 30 or 40 percent of them will be departing in the next month or so when they complete some of their work, and I believe we'll probably draw down to between 3,000 and 4,000," Shanahan said.

"Is it something that the president is indicating to you, or can he say that I want you all to remain at the border?" Hirono asked.

"No, this was part of the tasking from the Department of Homeland Security and based on their request to us--" Shanahan replied.

Hirono then questioned Shanahan about the ...

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