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US Deployment to Southern Border at Peak, Official Says

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The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico has reached its peak, the deputy secretary of defense said Thursday.  More than 5,800 active-duty and 2,100 National Guard troops are deployed to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection with border security logistics.  "We're pretty much peaked in terms of the number of people that are down there," Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon.  The troops were deployed...

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