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Trump sends troops to the border
Advanced elements of the US Army have arrived on the border with Mexico, as part of a deployment of 5,200 regular troops. The Trump administration says the border needs defending against a large group of migrants traveling north in Mexico on their way to the US. Democrats have criticized the move as an expensive, unnecessary stunt ahead of the midterms. Host Marco Werman discusses what the troops can realistically do, with Gina Harkins, a reporter with the defense news site, Military.com.