WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will deploy over 5,200 troops, including soldiers who will be armed, to bolster President Donald Trump's efforts to secure the border with Mexico, a senior U.S. general said on Monday.
"I think the president has made it clear that border security is national security," General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, head of the U.S. military's Northern Command, told a news conference in Washington.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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Updated Date: Oct 30, 2018 03:05 AM