Pentagon Cancels Three Border Barrier Projects

Posted on September 17, 2019 8:30 am
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The Department of Defense has decided to cancel multiple barrier projects along the U.S. southern border, citing high costs.

The Pentagon will no longer pursue three ventures in Arizona and California, according to court documents obtained by Politico.

“The move is a reversal of an earlier Pentagon authorization for about 20 miles of fencing, lighting and other border infrastructure that would have used $2.5 billion in funds redirected from a counter-drug fund,” Politico reports. “That authorization, announced Aug. 27, was based on what was then determined to be ‘lower-than-expected contract costs.’ But the Defense Department revealed in