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Pentagon authorizes USD 1 bn for Trump's border wall

PTI
Published Mar 26, 2019, 4:35 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 4:58 pm IST
Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorized USD 1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan
 Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan

Washington, Mar 26: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorized USD 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 kilometers of 5.5-meter fencing, build and improve roads, and install lighting to support Trump's emergency declaration as concerns the border.

US President Donald TrumpUS President Donald Trump

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

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