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Esper Agree To Shift $3.6 Billion From Construction Projects To Border Wall

September 04 2019


Defense Secretary Mark Esper has agreed to repurpose $3.6 billion of the Pentagon budget to fund the construction of a barrier along the border with Mexico, reports the Washington Post.

On Tuesday, Esper agreed to move funds from 127 military construction projects to build 175 miles (280 km) of fencing at 11 locations along the border.

Some of the projects will improve existing structures while new fencing will be built in other areas. 

The defense secretary determined that the...

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