DOD to build border barriers with some excess weapon system funds

By Tony Bertuca  
May 13, 2019 at 10:55 AM
The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress. The Defense Department released a short statement Friday saying the funds would go toward "fence replacement" on four projects around Tucson, AZ and El Centro, TX, totaling just over 78 miles. The reprogramming action , taken without congressional approval, was signed by acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker on May...

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