Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces

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Published on May 10, 2019 - Duration: 00:31s

Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces

According to Reuters, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico.

The transfer of funds would include taking about $600 million in savings from an account meant for Afghan security forces.

The latest move comes on top of a March transfer of $1 billion in military money to fund President Donald Trump’s wall, something lawmakers were highly critical of.

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