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Pentagon rejected request for troops it viewed as emergency law enforcement at border | CNN
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Pentagon rejected request for troops it viewed as emergency law enforcement at border | CNN

When the Trump administration first asked the Pentagon to send troops to the southern border, the administration wanted the troops to take on duties that Department of Defense officials viewed as law enforcement functions, CNN has learned.

The Pentagon said no.
According to two defense official familiar with the request, the Department of Homeland Security asked that the Pentagon provide a reserve force that could be called upon to provide “crowd and traffic control” and safeguard Customs and Border Protection personnel at the border to counter a group of Central American migrants walking to the US border to request asylum.

Source: Pentagon rejected request for troops it viewed as emergency law enforcement at border | CNN