Pentagon Reportedly Admits Migrant Caravan Doesn't Pose Threat, Might Still Spend $220 Million to Stop It

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Reason.com—Deploying thousands of American soldiers to the southern border because of a caravan of Central American migrants: It's an outrageously expensive solution to a problem that doesn't even exist. The military said it was sending more than 5,000 troops to the border last week in anticipation of the caravan's arrival. That number now seems to have gone up to 7,000, and President Donald Trump has said he could deploy as many as 15,000. All those troops will come at a high cost: $220 million, according...

Trump's border deployments could cost $220 million as Pentagon sees no threat from migrant caravan. A Pentagon risk assessment that the caravan did not pose a threat to the U.S., according to a source. This person also said that the caravan would take about a month and a half to get to the U.S. border.