Pentagon Finds $12.8 Billion for Trump's Wall

  • 2019-03-19
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Pentagon Finds $12.8 Billion for Trump's Wall
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Department of Defense has identified $12.8 billion it could allocate to fulfill President Trump's promise for a border wall.

The president declared a national emergency at the border last month, asking for $3.6 billion for to extend physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Now, the Pentagon has found financial resources "in excess of the amount needed."

The Washington Examiner's Pete Kasperowicz reports:
 

But it's not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven't been spent could see a hit.

California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.

More than $200 million in similar funding allocated for Hawaii, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.


Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) tweeted a warning saying that "military bases in your state could be negatively impacted" by Trump's border emergency.
 
 Source: AAN
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