Border Patrol

Secy Mattis addresses White House order to protect Border Patrol

Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks out on the presence of troops at the Southern border in the wake of the White House’s authorization of lethal force. On Wednesday Mattis said President Trump saw ‘the need’ to back up Border Patrol and indicated the military is ‘sizing up’ the additional measures authorized. He also estimated more than 5,700 federal troops are committed to the mission on the border right now.