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Report: DoD Establishes Border Security Support Cell

Dana White, chief Defense Department spokesperson, told reporters at a Pentagon news briefing that the department has formed a border security support cell effective immediately, DoD News reported Thursday.

Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at DoD, will head the support cell that will serve as the department’s information and coordination conduit with the Department of Homeland Security, White added.

White also announced President Donald Trump’s authorization and the governors’ approval of the National Guard that will provide aviation, engineering, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistical support for the Customs and Border Protection in the southern border, the publication detailed.

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