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NORTHCOM Caught Off Guard as Trump Orders Troops To US-Mexico Border

April 7, 2018

From the Task and Purpose website

Airmen with the 177th Civil Engineer Squadron guide a 1,400 pound panel into place along the United States-Mexico border, Aug. 22, 2007.  Photo credit: Air National Guard/Tech Sgt. Mark Olsen. – click on photograph to enlarge

After what insiders say was a surprise announcement by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, the Colorado Springs command that could send U.S. troops to the Mexican border was waiting for guidance.

The U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) in Colorado Springs oversees U.S. military operations on the continent. The command on Tuesday knew Trump said he would send troops south to defend the border but had no information on how that might take place.

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