Equipped With Barbed Wire and Helios, US Troops Head to Southern Border

US military leaders may be readying for a great power competition with the likes of Russia and China, but a group of Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence on foot through Mexico has prompted the Pentagon to deploy more than 5,200 active-duty troops to the southern border in anticipation of their arrival. The Pentagon is now deploying...

US military leaders may be readying for a great power competition with the likes of Russia and China, but a group of Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence on foot through Mexico has prompted the Pentagon to deploy more than 5,200 active-duty troops to the southern border in anticipation of their arrival.

The Pentagon is now deploying thousands of active-duty troops to the US border with Mexico, but has yet to layout specifics including how many in total will deploy, how long they will stay, what the costs associated with the operations are, and, specifically, why this group of people pose a risk to the US.

Source: www.janes.com