Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Donald Trump’s border wall

AFP

26th March, 2019 10:16:53 printer

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Donald Trump’s border wall

 

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had authorised $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

 

The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 92 kilometres of 18-foot (5.5-metre) fencing, build and improve roads, and install lighting to support Trump's emergency declaration as concerns the border.

 

Shanahan "authorised the commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing up to $1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol," a Pentagon statement read.


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