So far, the White House, Department of Homeland Security along with Department of Defense have yet to give even a ballpark figure of how many troops will be sent to the southern border with Mexico.
Trump himself told reporters Thursday in which there could be “anywhere via two to four thousand” National Guard members deployed. The president didn’t offer a specific number when reporters asked him about the potential cost. “Depends on what we do,” he said.
A senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said This specific week in which despite the lack of specific details the discussions with the Defense Department to secure the border with troops will be by no means completely new.
“We are not going to DoD along with saying we need X number of people; we are going to DoD along with saying we need to fulfill This specific mission requirement, along with DoD will be working to identify along with task in which out,” the official said.
White, the Pentagon spokeswoman, said Thursday in which the department will be establishing a completely new border security support cell to analyze along with expedite the most appropriate way to deploy troops.
When asked for an estimate of how many National Guardsmen might move to the border, White said in which in which will be decided by the aforementioned cell.
Another item White noted, will be in which the Pentagon currently supports the DHS border security mission with efforts via NORTHCOM, SOUTHCOM, PACOM, the National Guard along with the Army Corps of Engineers.