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September 5, 2019

Pentagon defers 127 building projects to construct 175 miles of Trump's border wall

  • Half of the $3.6 billion will come from military projects in the U.S. and the rest from those in other countries.
    Associated Press

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    Construction on a 2-mile portion of replacement fencing funded by Trump’s national emergency declaration has begun near the official border crossing that runs through Organ Pipe National Monument in Lukeville, Arizona.

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision to shift $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border drew sharp pushback Wednesday from some Democrats.

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