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‘Border Security Is National Security.' Mark Esper Defends Shifting Defense Funds for Trump's Border Wall

14 days ago   |   By Time

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday defended his decision to divert billions of dollars in funding for Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to help pay for President Donald Trump's promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Esper was asked by a reporter about criticism from Democrats and Republicans in Congress, including Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas, who called the diversion of funds contrary to the constitutional authority of Congress.
“Border security is national security,” Esper said, “and national security is our mission.”
He added, “The action...
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Esper defends shifting defense funds for Trump's border wall

14 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

MUNICH, Germany - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday defended his decision to divert billions of dollars in funding for Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to help pay for President Donald Trump's promised wall on the U.S.-Mexicorn border.
Esper was asked by a reporter about criticism from Democrats and Republicans in Congress, including Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas, who called the diversion of funds contrary to the constitutional authority of Congress.
“Border security is national security,” Esper said, “and national security is our...
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Pentagon Diverts Military Aircraft Funds to Border Wall

Pentagon Diverts Military Aircraft Funds to Border Wall

14 days ago   |   By Newser

"I'm going to build a wall and divert funds from military aircraft to pay for it" isn't exactly what President Trump promised in 2016-but he is likely to at least have some progress in wall construction to point to during this year's election. The Pentagon told Congress Thursday that...
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