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Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

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Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 military troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

The Pentagon has said it has identified about 7,000 active-duty troops, including about 2,000 on standby, that could be deployed to the southern border.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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