Patrick Shanahan: DoD Working With DHS to Explore Potential Border Security Roles

Acting Secretary of Defense and Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan said the Department of Defense is working with the Department of Homeland Security to identify the former’s potential roles involving border security, Military Times reported Wednesday.

Shanahan expects DoD to "do more" based on the volume of migrants trying to cross the southern border and “how much the situation there has deteriorated.” He added that future requests may be consistent with the Pentagon’s prior efforts, including the setting up of temporary shelters.

The acting secretary’s comments come after his tour of the U.S.-Mexico border and the resignation of former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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