Acting Secretary of Defense and Wash100 Award winner Patrick ShanahanÂ said the Department of Defense is working with the Department of Homeland Security to identify the formerâs potential roles involving border security, Military Times reported Wednesday.
ShanahanÂ expectsÂ DoD to “do more” based on the volume of migrants trying to cross the southern borderÂ and âhow much the situation there has deteriorated.â He added that future requests may be consistent with the Pentagonâs prior efforts, including the setting up of temporary shelters.
The acting secretaryâs 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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