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US to reduce troop levels on Mexico border

The United States will cut the number of national guard troops patrolling the border with Mexico as it steps up other surveillance on the porous southern border, officials said Tuesday.

The effort reflects “a new strategic approach,” that includes “a number of new multi-purpose aerial assets equipped with the latest surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities,” according to a statement from the departments ofHomeland Security and Defense.

Homeland Security will have additional civilian personnel on the border enabling the Defense Department “to reduce the number of national guard troops at the southwest border while enhancing border security,” the statement said.

President Barack Obama’s administration had deployed around 1,200 troops, having been pressed by governors of border states who fear an influx of crime and a spillover of drug-related violence from Mexico.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.9d58c31cd5bdcb7896237b12cacad3c9.411&show_article=1

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