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Mattis calls deployment to border "great training" as he visits troops in Texas

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Base Camp Donna in South Texas Wednesday, weeks after President Trump dispatched thousands of active-duty forces to the border in anticipation of a Central American migrant caravan.

By Paul Sonne, The Washington Post
Units of the 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army based at Fort Hood, Texas move south along U.S. 281 in Blanco County as convoys of troops head to the Texas-Mexico border on orders of President Donald Trump.

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