washington - The US military sends 5200 troops to the border with Mexico. These include armed soldiers, a general said at a press conference in Washington. He stated that President Donald Trump made it clear that guarding the border is important for national security.
General Terrence O'Shaughnessy said the military is going to support the border guard service, the Border Patrol. Helicopters and drones are made available, as well as about 35 kilometers of barbed wire. 'There are already about 800 troops on their way to Texas at the moment,' he said.