Pentagon scrambles to stand up new border security cell to support Trump's strategy

By Tony Bertuca / April 5, 2018 at 3:35 PM
(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comments from President Trump aboard Air Force One.) The Pentagon today established a new team to determine how it can support President Trump's order to send National Guard troops to the southern border and expand military assistance to the Department of Homeland Security. The border security support cell will be run by Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, and will be composed of several...

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